May 2009 Entries

Security versus Auditing

I have seen an interesting issue surface recently, one that many other corporations are probably facing: the dividing forces of security and auditing. It could be argued that auditing practices should strengthen security, however this may depend on the situation. Let's take database access control as an example. In a typical two-tier application, connections established to a database server are performed using a shared account. Usually, shared accounts are considered less secured than network accounts ......

Presenting at SQL Server User Group - May 28 2009

Well - I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the SQL Server User Group of South Florida this coming May 28 2009 in Miramar (at the Devry University Campus). This group is run by Scott Klein. The topic? It will be on SQL Server Performance covering SQL Server 2005 and 2008. I will be mostly talking about indexes, index strategies, execution plan analysis and tracing... This month, our sponsor if TEK Partners - they will be bying Pizza... so there is no excuse... food, fun and networking! ......

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