Olympia Area SQL Server User Group

Welcome to the website for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group (OASSUG) in Thurston County, Washington. Our meetings feature excellent presentations plus the opportunity to network with SQL Server professionals.


Next Meeting: Wed, Mar 16 2016

Keep your confidential data out of the prying eyes of your DBA

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, Mar 16 2016 14:30 - 16:30 Pacific Daylight Time


7273 Linderson Way SW

Tumwater, Washington

Olympia Area SQL Server User Group meeting.


Room: S118

7273 Linderson Way SW

Tumwater, Washington

Featured Presentation

Keep your confidential data out of the prying eyes of your DBA

Speaker: Greg Larsen

Summary: Most database security breaches come from corporate employees and not hackers from outside an organization. These breaches are caused because employees have been given access to confidential data when there is no business reason for this access. Data owners are starting to require DBAs to have a plan to restrict access to confidential data. What is your plan for mitigating the risk of data breaches, caused by people having more access than they need? Don’t fret if you don’t have a plan, because this session will teach you how to encrypt your data using Always Encrypted, a new SQL Server 2016 feature. By attending this session you will learn how to use the Always Encrypted feature to encrypted data at the application layer so data sent to the database engine is already encrypted. This session will have plenty of live demos showing how to setup and use the Always Encrypted feature. Get more sleep at night knowing Always Encrypted data can’t be breached by the prying eyes of your DBA.

About Greg: Greg Larsen has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5. He works for the State of Washington and does part-time consulting for DesignMind, a San Francisco–based consulting company. Greg has written over 175 articles related to SQL Server. He manages the website www.sqlserverexamples.com. Greg is also an adjunct professor at South Puget Sound Community College. He has been an MVP since 2009. In his spare time, he races and cruises on his sailboat.



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Call for Speakers

Peter Palka is trying to put together a 6 month calendar of speakers and topics. Peter would like to start having two presentations per meeting. One topic could be a short 15 minute presentation and then the other could be a 60-90 minute topic. 

 If you have done something you think is noteworthy that others could benefit from, Peter would like to hear from you. He is willing to help you turn any ideas you have into a presentation. OASSUG is a user group, provided and supported by local area SQL Server users.

  Remember you don’t have to do a full-blown 90 minute presentation; even just a short presentation would be a great way to support our local SQL Server user group.



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