What we're about

Southampton Data Platform & Cloud user group has been running since 2010 (originally Southampton SQL Server User Group). In that time we have had many speakers both local and international present high quality sessions on a range of SQL Server and data platform topics. We host the user group at 2 Venture Road, on the Science Park at Chilworth on the first Wednesday of each month.

We aim to deliver high quality training and insight for free to the Data Platform community. The user group has been run by John Q Martin & Steph Martin since 2012, in which time we have seen the group grow significantly with members joining and moving on.

We are sponsored by SpectrumIT (https://spectrumit.co.uk/)who are a local recruitment company, setup by recruitment agents who have helped us by providing the location, Pizza and an Amazon voucher to raffle off each meeting.

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Southampton Data Platform and Cloud Meeting - 7th October 2020

Welcome to Southampton Data Platform and Cloud Group. This event will now be virtual for the next few months. Please join us for some great quality content, and feel free to supply your own pizza! We hope we'll be back to in person events in the future, please bear with us for the time being. Agenda 18:45 - Tim Radney - Azure Data Security When moving your data assets to the Microsoft Azure platform, you have numerous tools available to you to help secure and protect your data. Many of these tools are also available with SQL Server 2016 and onwards. This session will discuss how you can leverage Transparent Data Encryption, Always Encrypted, Row Level Security, and Dynamic Data Masking which are built into the database engine. In addition to native SQL features, there are additional built-in tools that you can leverage for Azure SQL Database ad Managed Instance. These include Advanced Threat Protection, Vulnerability Assessment, and Data Classification and Discovery. This session will explore the various tools and offerings so that you will have the knowledge to secure your data assets. 19:45 - Short break, get a cup of tea! 20:00 - TBC 21:00 Close Speaker Info: Tim Radney https://twitter.com/tradney https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/5000990

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