SOUG Meeting


January 24, 2008



Board Position



Kirt Hall

VicePresident /

Membership Coordinator

Maxym Kharchenko


Eric Louttit


Dorothy Schubert

Meeting Coordinator

Paul Roberts

Past President /


Troy Ligon

LOCATION: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lakepointe I room 6097, 3109 W. MLK Blvd., Tampa
ATTENDANCE: see sign-in sheet

FEATURED PRESENTATION: Sentrigo's Todd DeSantis - SQL Injection Attacks

Todd discussed various attack vectors related to web interfaces to database systems.  He demonstrated how easy it is to gain DBA privileges via an unpatched vulnerability with nothing more than the SCOTT/TIGER account.  He also discussed some best practices for avoiding these types of vulnerabilities when developing code.   

Todd also demo'ed Sentrigo's Hedgehog product which provides detection and prevention for attacks of this nature.

Topics Discussed:

  • The evening began with our standard registration, networking with fellow SOUG members, and light refreshments.  This month, Nick's Smokehouse provided BBQ pork, BBQ chicken, salad, and sides.
  • Kirt Hall called the meeting to order and welcomed all.
  • Job Report: Troy reported that the local Oracle job market is still fairly strong. He had half a dozen opportunities that ranged from short term contract, contract-to-perm, and full time perm.  Send Troy email (tligon@soug.org) if you are interested in further details.
  • A Survey has been added to the Website for gathering topics and information from the members for future planning of the meetings.
  • SOUG TechDay 2008 is in the planning stages.  The date was announced as Monday, May 12, 2008.

Next Meeting:

February 21, 2008


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