Tag Archives: encryption

High Prices for High Security

I was excited to see the new Secure Enclave technology come to Always Encrypted (AE) in SQL Server 2019. I’ve thought that the way Microsoft implemented the AE technology in SQL Server 2016 was a start and a good step … Continue reading

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High Security Prices–Always Encrypted 2019 needs Datacenter Edition

I was recently doing some work on Always Encrypted in SQL Server 2019 and needed to set up an HGS server. I went through most of the setup, and then encountered this issue: After embarrassing myself to other MVPs and … Continue reading

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Initialize-HgsServiceName Fails in VMWare

A short one, but one that took some digging and debugging and help from others. Saving here, so I remember, as do others. I had a VMWare Workstation v12.x VM of SQL Server 2016 and was working with this tutorial … Continue reading

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Badly Encrypted Databases

I ran across a blog about encrypted databases linked from Bruce Schneier’s blog. I follow his musings and writings on security ,and he recommended we read it with this sentence: “Even the summary is too much to summarize, so read it.” … Continue reading

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