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PASSDC Monthly Meeting

  • In-Person @ The Motley Fool - 2000 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 21:00 Eastern Daylight Time
  • Language: English

Our regular meeting, with food provided and a raffle, followed by Office Hours at Clyde's of Chevy Chase across the street (downstairs bar). Bring your questions and build your network of SQL Server peers.

Featured Presentation:

Hacking Exposé Too: Just How Transparent is TDE?

Chris Bell, Founder / Lead SQL Consultant WaterOx Consulting

You need to be compliant but can’t change source code or SQL code. What’s your option? Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), of course! The real question, though, is just how transparent is TDE? In this second installment of the Hacking Exposé series, we assume the role of a hacker, dig into our database, and steal your backups and data files. Next, we try to restore the files, and even dig into the files themselves and see what might be exposed. We then go through the steps to lock down your data using TDE. Once again, we assume the role of a hacker and try to dig through the database, steal backups and data files, and see what is available to us. *Warning: Do not try these demos at work without proper permissions, as some actual hacking techniques are used.

About Chris:
Chris offers a unique view of how we live and work with data both now and as we head into the future. Having braved many roles, lifecycles, and battles in the IT world, he has honed his DBA (Database Administration or Do 'Bout Anything) skills in Information Systems and development, focusing on SQL Server. Currently, he serves as the CEO and Lead Consultant for his company, WaterOx Consulting, while remaining the lead DBA at The Motley Fool. You can keep up with Chris' thoughts and technical community activities at

Regular Meeting Details

PASSDC meets the second Thursday of each month at the Microsoft office in Chevy Chase. Meetings begin at 6:30pm, and typically last around two hours.


Microsoft Technology Center
5404 Wisconsin Ave. Ste. 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Metro is your friend; the Microsoft office is located above the Friendship Heights Station on the Red Line.






Major Sponsors

Capital Personal Computer User Group ( C P C U G )

WaterOx Consulting



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