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Brian Kelley is an author, columnist, and Microsoft SQL Server MVP focusing primarily on SQL Server security. He is a contributing author for How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005 (Syngress), Professional SQL Server 2008 Administration (Wrox), and Introduction to SQL Server (Texas Publishing). Brian currently serves as an infrastructure and security architect. He has also served as a senior Microsoft SQL Server DBA, database architect, developer, and incident response team lead.

Archives: December 2017

BK’s Professional Learning Plans for 2018 #tsql2sday

With 2018 coming, I’ve thought about the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” I ask this question every few years because it helps me develop a plan of attack with respect to learning and opportunities to pursue. As a result, this T-SQL Tuesday topic comes… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 12 December 2017

Learning to Give Presentations Well (Part 3)

See Part 1 and Part 2.

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

I can remember my Air Force ROTC class on communications skills where we had to put together a “talking paper” and give a presentation to the class. We were advised to practice with our peers before the… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 11 December 2017

Register for Red Gate’s SQL in the City

Aunt Kathi. Grant Fritchey. Steve Jones. They’re part of five hours of training on SQL Server performance and DevOps with the database in mind. And it’s free. And it’s on-line. I’m looking forward to this. If you’re not familiar with what I’m talking about, it’s Red Gate’s SQL in the… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 8 December 2017

Kalen Delaney’s Weekly Webinars

Anyone who has been working with SQL Server for any length of time should be aware of the name Kalen Delaney. She is one of the luminaries in our community. Therefore, the opportunity to learn from her is definitely one you should seize upon.

Back in September she began a… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 7 December 2017

Webinar: Understanding SQL Injection and Its Consequences

On Thursday, December 14, at 3 PM Eastern, I will be giving a presentation on SQL injection. Registration is required but otherwise the webinar is free:

Register for Webinar

This is put on by the MSSQLTips folks and we hope you’ll find it informative. If there’s anything specific you’d like… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 6 December 2017

More Beginner / Fundamentals Content

Not surprisingly, there are folks who want beginner / fundamentals presentations and blog posts. 

I put up the poll based on a brief conversation on Twitter about some folks wanting more advanced content and complaining when beginner content was offered. I’ve heard the same comments when I ran a beginner… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 5 December 2017

Security Architecture: Knowing the Adversary

When I present or teach on a security topic, I take the time to cover the mindset of the adversary. There are a lot of maxims out there to “know thine enemy,” but here’s a good recent one that explains why:

“Unless you can think the way that an evil…

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 4 December 2017