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FORT KNOX GOLD VAULT CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 16, 2018

Staying Secure with MySQL

The chapter's first Women in AFCEA event of 2019 was sponsored by Oracle MySQL. The chapter welcomed Kris Lester, federal Defense Department/Intel client executive, Oracle MySQL, and Benjamin Wood, Oracle MySQL field engineer, to speak and discuss MySQL's ability to use NoSQL document storage with JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and its ability to convert between relational structures and the document structures on the fly. Instead of requiring two databases for an application that uses document and relational storage, MySQL can do both. This interactive technical session was led by Wood, and attendees learned about the InnoDB Cluster, JSON/CRUD capabilities and security features and functions of the MySQL Enterprise Edition. Wood also mentioned a database firewall as an additional defense that can be placed on the database to protect against SQL injection attacks without requiring application modifications. In addition to the MySQL presentation, Kathryn Thompson, chapter executive vice president and Women in AFCEA outreach leader, presented the chapter's award streamer for diversity during May's event. The chapter was awarded with a streamer for the amount of diversity represented by the Executive Committee. This event was well attended, and the chapter looks forward to having more innovative speakers to spark ingenuity with technology advancements.

Event Photographs:

Kris Lester, federal Defense Department/Intel client executive, Oracle MySQL, addresses the chapter members and attendees during the May Women in AFCEA event.
Kris Lester, federal Defense Department/Intel client executive, Oracle MySQL, addresses the chapter members and attendees during the May Women in AFCEA event.
During the May event, Kathryn Thompson, chapter executive vice president and Women in AFCEA outreach leader, presents the chapter's award streamer for diversity.
During the May event, Kathryn Thompson, chapter executive vice president and Women in AFCEA outreach leader, presents the chapter's award streamer for diversity.
Benjamin Wood, Oracle MySQL field engineer, discusses MySQL capabilities at the May event.
Benjamin Wood, Oracle MySQL field engineer, discusses MySQL capabilities at the May event.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Breeona Zachary
8593829461

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