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SQL Malibu Ad-Hock , TOTAL SUCCESS

11/16/16

We were proud sponsors of SQL Malibu, our permanent local group of SQL enthusiasts At the last moment the founder of HushHush, Virginia, stepped in to substitute sick scheduled presenter...


Mask Data in SQL Server - Dynamic and Static Masking

8/5/16

We have recently enjoyed participating in the SQL Saturday Orange County with the seminar on Data Masking While introducing new and exciting feature of Dynamic Data Masking, Microsoft has created some confusion in many people on when and how to use it...


Learn SSIS with SQL Malibu in May 2016

5/23/16

Come and learn SSIS old and new features on May 26, 2016 http://www eventbrite...


Meeting with Kathi - Always a Success

2/25/16

Meeting Kathi Kellenberger at SQL Malibu was a delight She always delivers an outstanding quality, and this time was not an exception...


HushHush and SQL Malibu: Kathi Kellenberger

2/16/16

Next Meeting: Tue, Feb 16 2016 The need for a SQL Server DBA Language: English Event Type: In-Person & Online Online Meeting URL: https://zoom us/j/485174277 RSVPURL: http://sqlmalibu1602...


FTC and International Partners Launch New Privacy initiative

10/26/15

FTC and seven international partners boost international dialogue and create an initiative to boost cooperation among countries in handling consumers' privacy Thanks to enabling new technology, the complaints can now go international with more privacy enhancement...


PASS conference is starting tomorrow.

10/26/15

PASS is a great event for every professional in the SQL server domain, be they novice or a seasoned professional There are a total of 5000 people from 52 countries...


HushHush is a proud sponsor of SQL Saturday Oregon, on October 24

10/22/15

This is an especially rich event with many sessions devoted to SQL Server stack security and privacy as well as Business Intelligence We are hoping to meet all of you at the event, and will be happy to explain how you could use SSIS for data masking as well as reporting services...


Community Events: Hardening SQL Server With SQL Malibu and Craig Purnell

10/15/15

Dynamics of Data Breach Discovery

10/7/15

As major companies and their clients discover, the first number announced for the data breaches don't show the scale of the disaster The following article follows up on the dynamics of the data breaches Dynamics of Data Breach Discovery...


OPM breach and National Security

6/23/15

I heard from many readers last week who were curious why I had not weighed in on the massive (and apparently still unfolding) data breach at the U S...


It's All About Privacy

5/11/15

In our second installment of the #GenXTT I was excited to bring a bunch of smart GenXers together to espouse their views on privacy After the Millennial Think Tank Session on Privacy, I wanted to determine if there were differences in perception about Privacy among GenXers, especially given the increasing influence of technology...


Card Breach at Natural Grocers

3/23/15

Sources in the financial industry tell KrebsOnSecurity they have traced a pattern of fraud on customer credit and debit cards suggesting that hackers have tapped into cash registers at Natural Grocers locations across the country The grocery chain says it is investigating “a potential data security incident involving an unauthorized intrusion targeting limited customer payment card data...


HushHush is Presenting in Silicon Valley

3/23/15

SQLSaturday is a free, one-day learning event about SQL Server, Microsoft Business Intelligence, and Big Data HushHush is Presenting in Silicon Valley...


Can You Let Down Your Guard During Holidays?

12/3/14

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and then Friday—Black Friday—kicks off the official start of the holiday shopping season Retailers love the materialistic frenzy of the holiday season, and so do cybercriminals...


HushHush Presents at Security Day Fullerton

11/10/14

In an era where massive data breaches have caused some consumers anxiety while swiping their credit card, keeping out hackers is a hot topic among students learning to build and maintain the systems that often fall victim HushHush Presents at Security Day Fullerton...


Internal Privacy Breach: Mayor Rob Ford's privacy breached, hospital says

10/17/14

Mount Sinai is the latest in a string of hospitals to compromise patient confidentiality Over the summer, the Star revealed that GTA hospitals provided records without authorization to baby photographers and in one case, to RESP marketing companies...


Third-party Snapchat site claims photos were hacked from server

10/13/14

Developers behind Snapsaved com, which stores Snapchat pictures, claim user photos were stolen - while another claim the site’s administrator gave access to hackers...


Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card

9/24/14

Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest U...


Chinese Hackers Pull Largest Cyberattack

8/18/14

Data breaches at health care systems are on the rise, experts say, and these will become more common in the coming years as more patient data goes digital Community Health Systems, a large health care group that has 206 hospitals in 29 states, said Monday that a cyberattack originating in China resulted in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4...


An Interesting Case of Fraud at the Hospital

5/6/14

After taking nearly two months to flesh out a patient data breach involving inappropriate internal access, UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) of Worcester, Mass announced this week that it had alerted more than 2,400 affected patients of the breach...


SQL Saturday Orange County: Testing with SSIS

4/26/14

Often times, a database developer needs to test the data under different scenarios There are many ways to do that, and some of them involve using TFS and other expensive tools...


Security Experts warn of lack of privacy at web giants

4/13/14

Image Credit: Wikipedia / VentureBeat Tech giants are struggling to protect your privacy More to the point, they’re struggling to protect themselves from public criticism...


Hush Hush is at ISACA LA

4/3/14

Mark April 9th – April 13th, 2016 on your calendar and join us at the 2016 Spring Conference, the leading Information Systems IT governance, control, security and assurance event for the Southern California area The ISACA Los Angeles Chapter provides affordable quality training on fundamental information systems auditing concepts and emerging technology risks, and an opportunity to network with other auditing and security professionals...


Debate on privacy is heating up: Facebook is frustrated

3/13/14

Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg made a rare posting on his Facebook page to assure his followers that he takes government threats to Internet security seriously “I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future,” he wrote in the note, most likely in relation to recent revelations that the National Security Agency has been hacking into computers and weakening security standards...


When is anonymization not a good thing?

3/13/14

Anonymous communication platforms and the pre-teen-to-teenage brain are two things that don’t mix all that well Just look at Ask...


Hush Hush Provides Free Education Session at SQL Malibu

3/6/14

oin us every 2nd or 3rd weekday of every month between 6:00 pm and 7:30PM, where we network and discuss SQL Server topics We will have swag giveaways at the end of the each presentation too...


Feds Look To Big Data On Security Questions

3/5/14

Government IT leaders believe continuous monitoring and advanced analytics can help agencies better understand their networks and security Government IT leaders believe the growth of big data analytics may provide new tools in combating cyber security threats, according to a new report...


Hush Hush Sponsors SQL Saturday Silicon Valley

3/5/14

SQLSaturday was a free, one-day learning event about SQL Server, Microsoft Business Intelligence, and Big Data Hush Hush Sponsors SQL Saturday Silicon Valley...


Microsoft Heads to Global Privacy Summit

3/5/14

This week is particularly exciting for the many people at Microsoft who focus on data privacy Several of us will attend the annual Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D...


Neiman Marcus confirms customer payment card data breach

1/13/14

Neiman Marcus Group Ltd is the latest high-profile retailer to confirm that customers' payment card information was stolen and unauthorized charges were made over the holidays...


Shadow IT: Why companies are exposing your data - and what to do about it

12/23/13

The race to cloud computing is exposing private customer information and sensitive corporate data on an unprecedented scale The demand for quicker and cheaper application development is driving this trend...


Liberty and security in a changing world

12/12/13

The Review Group would like to thank the many people who supported our efforts in preparing this Report A number of people were formally assigned to assist the Group, and all performed with professionalism, hard work, and good cheer...