SQL Server Auditing

How made that change–Have you ever gotten that question?  Today’s stop on the SQL Trail is all about SQL Server auditing. We all know we should do it, but is the default setup really going to keep you covered? In this episode of the SQL Data Partners Podcast, I talk with Brad McKuhen. Brad is a Senior Database Architect and PASS speaker who recently spoke about auditing at PASS #506 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Listen to learn…

  • The difference between PII, PCI, and PHI
  • Database auditing versus server auditing
  • The role of change data capture in auditing
  • How to implement auditing so that you’re actually protected
  • The circular conundrum of auditing
  • The paid SQL Server tool Brad relies on
  • How to use auditing to add business value

This episode is sponsored by Database Health Monitor

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Our Guest

Brad McKuhen

Brad is a Senior SQL Server Database Architect and SQL Server DBA with the Clutch Group. He regularly speaks at PASS events about SQL auditing and working with developers. Brad has worked with SQL Server in some form or another since SQL Server 2000, and has been in IT for over 20 years. In his spare time, you’ll find him spending time with his family and furthering his SQL Server skills. Follow Brad on Twitter, LinkedIn, and on his blog.

…a lot of it has to do with knowing what you don’t know that you need to know until after you need to know it.

Brad McKuhen

Meet the Hosts

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Carlos Chacon

With more than 10 years of working with SQL Server, Carlos helps businesses ensure their SQL Server environments meet their users’ expectations. He can provide insights on performance, migrations, and disaster recovery. He is also active in the SQL Server community and regularly speaks at user group meetings and conferences. He helps support the free database monitoring tool found at databasehealth.com and provides training through SQL Trail events.

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Eugene Meidinger

Eugene works as an independent BI consultant and Pluralsight author, specializing in Power BI and the Azure Data Platform. He has been working with data for over 8 years and speaks regularly at user groups and conferences. He also helps run the GroupBy online conference.

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Kevin Feasel

Kevin is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and proprietor of Catallaxy Services, LLC, where he specializes in T-SQL development, machine learning, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL, president of the Triangle Area SQL Server Users Group, and author of the books PolyBase Revealed (Apress, 2020) and Finding Ghosts in Your Data: Anomaly Detection Techniques with Examples in Python (Apress, 2022). A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather's nice enough.

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