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SQL Server Encryption Basics

Presenter: Bob Pusateri
Date: Thurs, Nov. 17, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

High-profile attacks by hackers have made the news more and more the past few years, and your database is a prized target! Fortunately SQL Server offers many possible layers of protection, one of which is encryption. This session will cover SQL Server's encryption capabilities, how they work, and what they have to offer. Topics discussed will include certificates, encryption algorithms, backup encryption, transparent database encryption, and column-level encryption. Attend this session and learn how SQL Server can help you hide your data in plain sight!

Level: 100

Speaker bio:
Bob Pusateri is a Microsoft Certified Master and DBA in the healthcare data warehouse industry with 10 years experience on SQL Server. His interests involve internals, performance optimization and VLDBs. He is an active member of both Chicago-area chapters of PASS, a community speaker, and maintains a web presence through both twitter (@SQLBob) and his blog (

Twitter: @SQLBob

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