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OPASS January 2016 Meeting W/ Michael Keleher

  • In-Person @ 1061 South Sun Drive Ste. 1009 Lake Mary, Florida, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 20:30 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English

The Orlando SQL user group (OPASS) meets the last Thursday of every month at Cork and Olive in Lake Mary, FL. We feature a different speaker every month covering a variety of topics. This is a free event centered around Microsoft SQL server, where everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Come join us for free learning, networking, food, and fun.

Featured Presentation:

Building Defense in Depth Using the Full Spectrum of SQL Server Encryption

Michael Keleher, Database Administrator Bisk Education, Inc

As the threat of Cybercrime and data breaches increases, it is important to know and understand the variety of options available to protect Personally Identifying Information and other business sensitive data. You need to be prepared to defend yourself from the threat of data theft by learning about and combining methods of encrypting data at rest and in transit. In this presentation, you will learn about encrypting data at rest, data in transit, securing the channels through which data is transported and other topics related to cryptography in SQL Server including details about validating certificates and preventing man in the middle attacks against your server. Other topics include an overview of replicating encrypted data and designing systems so that the DBA can't decrypt the data. By the end of the session, you will understand how and when to use and combine every available encryption feature to design a defense in depth strategy for protecting data from escaping your network.

About Michael:
Michael Keleher is a Microsoft Certified Professional and is currently the Database Administrator at Bisk Education, Inc in Tampa, Florida. He has over twenty years of experience working in all areas of the Software Development Life Cycle plus another three as a Database Administrator. He enjoys getting involved in security and performance tuning projects.

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Regular Meeting Location & Agenda

 Meeting Time

We typically meet on the last Thursday of each month from 6:30PM - 8:30PM

 NEW Meeting Location

Cork and Olive

1061 S. Sun Drive Ste. 1009 Lake Mary, FL 32746

We normally start with about 10 minutes of news and announcements.  We then have 10-15 minutes of networking.  Right before the food is served, we give our sponsor for the month a chance to present for 10-20 minutes.  At about 6:45 we start our feature presentation. Finally we end by raffling off any SWAG our sponsors have graciously supplied.


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Upcoming Events


Event: OPASS/MagicPASS User Group Meeting
Location: Nova Southeastern University
Address: 4850 Millenia Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32839
Date: April 19th, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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