Only as Good as Your Auditor

I wrote Only as Good as Your Auditor for SQLServerCentral because its something I’ve explained to people over and over again. For most of us in IT audits are something we tolerate and try to get done as quickly as we can, a test to pass, and because of that we don’t get to see […]

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Webinar Today at 3pm

I’m taking on a new topic today. Titled “ How to capture who did what in your SQL Server databases”, it’s a good overview of some of the techniques that can be used for auditing. Much like disaster recovery options, there is quite an assortment of auditing/logging options in SQL and just picking one (or […]

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Working With Compliance

Most larger and all publicly held companies will have some sort of compliance team – often a few varieties, ranging from internal audit to privacy to an IT specific compliance team. All charged with making sure that policies exist and are adhered to, that the audit standards are met, and last but not least, determining […]

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Working on the Railroad

I work with a client that has an office about 25 yards from a train track and recently the railroad company decided it was time to do some maintenance on a large length of the track including that piece by the office. That ‘maintenance’ consisted of replacing all the ties under the rails. If you’ve […]

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