The goal of the DBA Virtual Group is to provide a PASS community for the DBA. It provides a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face SQL Server database administrators.

The Spy Who Loathed me - An intro to SQL Security – sponsored by Dell Software

Wed, May 14 2014 18:00 UTC

The Spy Who Loathed me - An intro to SQL Security – sponsored by Dell Software

You have lots of data you have painstakingly collected over the years. How do you ensure that data is protected from hackers, spies and other ne’er-do-wells? Understanding the vast array of security features available in SQL Server is the first step in helping you determine what actions you need to take now to protect your data.

Christopher Bell

Chris Bell, MCSE, is the Founder and CEO of WaterOx Consulting, Inc., a provider of remote SQL Server consulting and services. Chris is an 18+ year SQl Server veteran for both business intelligence and application development providing solutions for businesses, organizations and individuals such as Amtrak, Infinity Consulting (now Ebix), Recorded Books and CSC. He is the founding and current President of PASSDC, the Washington DC chapter of PASS, and a member of the Board of Directors for CPCUG. Chris also frequently attends and presents at PASS events around the country, sharing his passion for all things SQL Server. In 2012, Chris was one of 5 finalists in the world for Red Gate’s Exceptional DBA Award. Chris blogs at and discusses a variety of topics at He can be contacted at He works out of his home office in Southern Maryland, near the Chesapeake Bay, where he lives with his wife & puppy. When he’s not working or talking about SQL Server, he enjoys traveling, working on the non-SQL aspects of his company, cooking, and raising his 160+ pound Newfoundland puppy, Digby.

Interested in Presenting to the DBA VG?

We can always use people to give a talk at one of our bi-monthly events. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please send your title, a brief abstract and a brief bio to Sharon Dooley.

Want to become a member of the DBA VG Leadership team?

Members of this team moderate meetings and interact with the speakers during the Q&A sessions. Contact Sharon Dooley, if you'd like to become part of the team.

Have a speaker to recommend?

Send the email address of the proposed speaker together with any relevant information about the speaker to Sharon Dooley.


Meeting Recordings

The DBA Virtual Group presentations are recorded. On the Meeting Archive page, you will find  .WMV files that can be viewed on-line. Select the event you are interested in, click the Show More button if it is visible, and the recording and any associated files will be visible.

Regular Meeting Schedule

The DBA Virtual Group holds two regular webinars each month. The first one is on the second Wednesday at noon, Mountain time and the second one is on the fourth Wednesday at noon, Eastern time. These 1 - 1¼ hour presentations include slides, demos and a time for questions and answers. The meetings are recorded and archived.


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