Monthly Archives: August 2013

Lost in the Noise

I’m glad I have well water. Not that it protects me, but it provides some insulation in the event that the local water company’s systems were hacked and unclean water released. That hacking could happen, and the person in this … Continue reading

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Physical Security

Think your office is secure? You have guards during the day checking badges, you have key card systems to control and audit access and alarms set at night. You don’t worry if you have various system names or passwords scribbled … Continue reading

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Backup Your Certificate for TDE

If you’ve enabled TDE, you need to be sure you have a copy of the certificate that protects the Database Encryption Key (DEK). If you follow my instructions, then you have one. If you didn’t make a backup, or you … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions. Fall Events

I was looking over my travel calendar this fall, and I’m somewhat amazed at the variety of events that are being held for SQL Server professionals. There are a number of SQL Saturdays, and if you can attend those, I’d … Continue reading

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