February 27, 2018 – Modern Security Attack Vectors Against SQL Server Environments

Agenis Fernandez

Modern Security Attack Vectors Against SQL Server Environments

February 27, 2018, 6:00pm

Argenis Fernandez

Today’s attacks are getting smarter, sneakier, and more dangerous than ever. In this session, we are going to discuss the different vectors the bad guys are using today to gain access to SQL Server environments. Credential theft (using Mimikatz, for example) are increasingly popular ways to hop onto servers you weren’t supposed to have access to. Pass the hash has certainly evolved, but it’s still a massive issue out there.

This session will include tons of demos to illustrate the concepts and raise more than one eyebrow. After this talk, you’re probably going to want to have a chat with your Security team at work.

Speaker Bio

Argenis Fernandez (twitter) is a Microsoft Certified Master, VMware vExpert and Principal Data Management Architect for Pure Storage. He has worked with SQL Server for over 19 years and enjoys high-end OLTP databases, virtualization, performance troubleshooting, high availability, disaster recovery, best practices, and dealing with hard problems. Previously a Senior Consultant for Microsoft, he is also a Microsoft Certified Master, and founder of the PASS Security Virtual Chapter.

Important meeting information:

We meet at the offices of Wayfair, upstairs from the Copley Place Mall, at 4 Copley Place, Boston.

Due to building security at our meeting venue, attendees must be registered, and must present a valid photo ID to builiding security. Directions to the Wayfair offices can be found here.

Typical Meeting Format:

6:00pm – 6:30pm — food / beverages, networking and group discussion

6:30pm – 6:45pm — news, announcements, upcoming training opportunities

6:45pm – 8:15pm — guest speaker presentation