Welcome to the CBIG site!
The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on Business Intelligence topics.
As a member, you will learn about Business Intelligence best practices, recommended architectures, design patterns, development platforms and techniques, as well as administration and configuration topics with an emphasis on the Microsoft BI stack and related toolsets. From time to time we'll also cover other important BI skills such as business analysis, requirements gathering methodologies, usability, and testing.
Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun and social way. You'll be given opportunities to get to know fellow BI, SQL Server, and Analyst professionals in the area. We'll also do our best to keep you informed about regional events & happenings in the technical community.
Be sure to visit the Join CBIG page to receive invitations to monthly CBIG meetings and special events!
Upcoming CBIG Meetings
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Spotlight Sponsor: BlueGranite
Presentation Topic: Securing the ETL Pipeline by Brian Kelly
We're going to look at typical ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) pipelines and consider the weak points an attacker might go after. Our goal in this isn't to cause FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt), but to discuss risks at each point, options for protecting the vulnerability, and what we've seen typically done (if anything). While this talk primarily focuses on Microsoft SQL Server, especially the database engine and SSIS, many of the points covered will be applicable to any solution set.
Brian Kelley is an author, columnist, and Microsoft SQL Server MVP focusing primarily on SQL Server security. He is a contributing author for How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005 (Syngress), Professional SQL Server 2008 Administration (Wrox), and Introduction to SQL Server (Texas Publishing). Brian currently serves as a database administrator/ architect but has also worked as a infrastructure and security architect and incident response team lead.
Location: 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273
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