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Friday, June 17, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

SQL Server Launch 2016 Discovery Day - Irvine, CA

Microsoft Technology Centers
3 Park Plaza, Suite 1600
Irvine, CA 92614


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Los Angeles SQL Server Professionals Group Presents ...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
SQL Server Cryptology - A Primer
So, you were told you need to encrypt "the database". Now what?
There are many reasons to encrypt your database. You might have to comply with HIPAA or PCI DSS, or you might just have generally sensitive data. Correctly implemented Encryption is one of the best protection mechanisms available today. But, how do you do it "correctly"?
Join this session by security expert Sebastian Meine (Ph.D.) for an introduction to the fascinating world of cryptology. In this session, geared towards the beginning DBA, you will learn the difference between symmetric and asymmetric encryption and discover what a cryptographic one-way hash function is. After exploring the different encryption types and their definitions, you will be able to observe SQL Server cryptography in action, including encryption, decryption, transparent data encryption (TDE) and hashing. We will pay special attention to areas where the choice of encryption technology affects your database maintenance and recovery strategies.
Speaker: Sebastian Meine
Sebastian is the SQL Stylist at llc ( After receiving his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Linz, Austria, he spent several years at a global Fortune 50 company as software architect responsible for code quality and performance of dozens of large-scale database installations throughout the US.
In 2010, to fully engage in his passion for SQL Server, he founded Since that time, he has been helping his clients to boost their SQL Server health and performance, enhance their T-SQL coding skills and tighten their SQL Server security.
A sought-after educator and published author, Sebastian shares his knowledge regularly within the worldwide SQL community through his writings and public speaking engagements. Additionally he is coauthor of tSQLt, the Database Unit Testing Framework for SQL Server. tSQLt is open source and available at
Sebastian is currently serving as president of the Philadelphia SQL Server User Group (, a nonprofit that is dedicated to further the education of the local SQL Server community.
6:30 PM, Registration and Refreshments
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Presentations
Our Meeting Location:
Crescent Solutions
6420 Wilshire Blvd. #200
Los Angeles, CA 90048
This meeting is generously sponsored by:
Reduxio Systems
Reduxio provides an enterprise-class "time machine" that enables instant restore to one-second recovery points without using snapshots. By obsoleting snapshots technology, Reduxio has reduced the recovery time from database failures from hours to seconds.
FREE Parking: Please park anywhere on the lot or on the first floor (valet) area of the structure.
If you park in the parking structure, please take the elevator up to the lobby then to the 2nd floor.

FREE Admission