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Speaker Interview: Gianni Ciolli

PostgreSQL Security   Tuesday 13:30   Kometa

Twitter: @GianniCiolli LinkedIn: gciolli

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

I am the Head of Professional Services at 2ndQuadrant.

I have been working with PostgreSQL for the last 10 years, and I live in London since about the same time.

My past experience includes other IT roles, as well as scientific research in Mathematics.

Have you enjoyed previous conferences, either as attendee or as speaker?

My first PostgreSQL event was the European PGDay 2008 in Prato, my home town. Since then, I attended the European PostgreSQL conference every year, and I have been a speaker in each edition since 2010.

What will your training be about, exactly? Why this topic?

This is an increasingly important topic for whoever works with data. Ignoring security is simply not an option nowadays.

While PostgreSQL has several features that help keeping an installation secure, the administrator must know how they work, to use them properly and therefore reduce the risk of breaches.

In this training we carry out an overview of the various areas of PostgreSQL related to security, covering long-standing features as well as those introduced this month in PostgreSQL 10.

What is the audience for your training?

This short course is interesting for several categories of attendees, including those who already manage a production PostgreSQL instance, and those who are evaluating PostgreSQL for their future project.

What existing knowledge should the attendee have?

No particular prerequisites are needed, although a basic familiarity with PostgreSQL surely helps.