Upcoming: Speaking on permissions at PASS Summit 2018 and 24 Hours of PASS

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected to present at the PASS Summit! This will be my fourth year speaking at the Summit, and it’s always a privilege.

My topic this year is on permissions – specifically, SQL Server’s permissions model and how to implement the Principle of Least Privilege in your environment to meet our ever-increasing requirements for security and privacy. This is not a new topic by any means, but it is rapidly becoming prominent as we look for solutions to the onslaught of data breaches and new regulations. We’ll talk about the Principle of Least Privilege (a simple concept but one that is often misunderstood) and how to implement it for users, applications, and administrators. A large part of the session will focus on implementing separation of duties, which is also a simple concept on the surface but which has many nuances under the surface. If you work with security in your company, you won’t want to miss this session.

I will also be presenting a preview of my Summit talk at the next 24 Hours of PASS webinar marathon. This is their annual Summit Preview Edition, in which twenty-four of the speakers selected for Summit are asked to present a shortened version of their talks. My session will be at 10:00p (US Central Daylight Time) on June 12. Registration is free and open now.

I hope to see you at one of these upcoming events!

PASS Summit 2018 is coming up on November 6-9 in Seattle, Washington. You can register on the event website.


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.