“Data Security for the Cloud”: A New Pre-Con at SQLSaturday Chicago

More and more companies are considering a move to the cloud, but one aspect of such a migration that may be overlooked in the transition is the security of the data. In many cases, the cloud provider only handles a portion of the security, leaving you to handle the rest. So what, exactly, is your responsibility? And where do you start?

I’m teaching a new full-day session on this subject at SQLSaturday Chicago, hosted this year at a new venue in Lisle, IL, on March 16-17. Unfortunately, standard registration for Saturday’s conference is already full – but anyone attending a pre-conference session on Friday (like this one!) gets to jump the wait list and attend Saturday’s conference, also. Don’t want to learn about security? That’s fine… there are also pre-conference sessions by Aaron Nelson on Power BI; Cathrine Wilhelmsen on Biml and automating data warehouse frameworks; and Eddie Wuerch on performance tuning by analyzing waits.

Registration and full information for my session is available on my EventBrite event page. Information on the other pre-conference sessions can be found on the SQLSaturday Chicago home page.

I’m looking forward to SQLSaturday Chicago. This is always a fantastic event, and I’m excited to be able to speak at it again this year. I hope to see you there!


Ed Leighton-Dick helps small and midsize businesses solve their most challenging database performance, resiliency, and data security issues at Kingfisher Data, the consulting firm he founded in 2014. He has taught thousands of people at over 200 events, including the world's largest Microsoft data platform conferences, and he has been a leader in the Microsoft data community since 2008. Microsoft has recognized Ed seven times as a Data Platform MVP for his expertise and service to the data community.

4 thoughts on ““Data Security for the Cloud”: A New Pre-Con at SQLSaturday Chicago

    1. I’d call it a 200-level class. I’ll adjust it up or down to match the experience level of the group that attends, but I’m assuming that attendees will have at least a little background in SQL security.

  1. Hi Ed, I want to attend your class tomorrow, but it says the sales have ended. My boss took forever giving me approval to get the day off. Can i still attend? Is there something you need from me? Can I pay there? Is this in the same building as the actual conference on Saturday? what is the time?

    1. Thanks for contacting me! We’ll open the registration page back up for you. Watch for an email with further details.


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