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, Sep 21 2016

SQL Server, VMware, and Encrypting Private Data

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person


Event Time : Wed, Sep 21 2016 14:30 - 17:00 Pacific Daylight Time


7273 Linderson Way SW

Tumwater, Washington

September meeting

Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries
S216 (on 2nd floor)
7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, Washington 98501

Please use Visitor Parking.

Featured Presentation

SQL Server, VMware, and Encrypting Private Data

Speaker: Patrick Townsend, CEO Townsend Security

Summary: Encryption has traditionally been the hardest part of data security, with key management being the hardest part of encryption. Join Patrick Townsend, Founder & CEO of Townsend Security, as he discusses these technologies and how they no longer deserve the reputation they have earned for being difficult and expensive. This session will cover: • Encryption and key management simplified • Encrypting data on SQL Server • Securing data in VMware environments • Encryption and key management in the cloud • Encryption best practices • Meeting compliance requirements

About Patrick: Patrick Townsend has been in the data security industry for more than 25 years and brings both a deep well of knowledge and a unique perspective to the subject. He founded Townsend Security, a company that specializes in data encryption, key management, and managed file transfer solutions. Patrick is an award winning speaker and regularly presents on data security topics. He contributes to standards development at organizations like OASIS and PCI SSC.


Supplementary Materials

The following event attachments are available to you:


PASS 2019 Discount Code Discount code for the Olympia Area SQL Server User Group is:


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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