The SQL PASS session list for the SQL PASS 2012 Summit has been released. This year there are 192 sessions being presented at the SQL PASS summit. Last year at the 2011 summit there were only a couple of sessions on SQL Server Security. This year there are 4 sessions. While this appears to be a bit better that before (if I remember correctly there were 3 last year), based on the number of large scale data breeches this year we need to be talking more about SQL Server security, and most importantly people need to actually listen.
Where Should I Be Encrypting My Data being presented by me
SQL Server 2012 Security for Developers being presented by Andreas Wolter
The Evolution of Security in SQL Server 2012 being presented by Don Kiely
SQL Injection: From Website to SQL Server being presented by Mladen Prajdić
There are a couple of other sessions that mention security in the abstract, but based on these abstracts I’m guessing that security won’t be mentioned very much during the actual sessions.
P.S. Don’t forget about my free SQL PASS 2012 First Timer’s webcast coming up on October 17th, 2012 at 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern. You do need to sign up for the session, which is FREE so get signed up. Even if you have attended the SQL PASS summit before, this is worth it as there are some big changes in how PASS will be laid out at the convention center this year.