If you’re looking to warm up for the winter, come on down to Charleston, SC, on December 13, 2014. Charleston will be hosting its second SQL Saturday. Why Charleston?
- Charleston continually wins the award for the friendliest city in the United States.
- Charleston isn’t far from 2014’s #2, Savannah, Georgia.
- Charleston is historic… cobblestone streets, lost of museums, lots of places to see, like Fort Sumter.
- Charleston was able to retain its historic buildings and streets thanks to The Citadel’s cadets, who defended the city during the Civil War including against US Marines (link goes to PDF). By the way, The Citadel’s campus is an excellent place to visit, even if I am biased as a graduate.
- Charleston is WARM during the winter. Well, mostly. It should be warmer this winter than most other places in the US.
- The food. It’s rated one of the best cities for Foodies in addition to being friendly and historic.
As for me, I’ll be giving a security talk:
What You Absolutely Must Know about SQL Server Security
There are so many security tips out there for SQL Server. Almost all of them are rated as a best practice.What do you listen to? What do you focus on? In this session we’ll break down what you absolutely must know about securing SQL Server. We’ll look at the things to look for within SQL Server, including some of the nooks and crannies an attacker might use but what are rarely audited. You’ll leave with a checklist of what to investigate and a set of scripts to run on your own systems.