Stephen Forte


Stephen Forte is the Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik, a leading vendor in .NET components, and a participating board member at numerous technology start-ups. A Microsoft MVP recipient, Stephen is currently the Microsoft Regional Director for the New York metro region and is the co-moderator and founder of the NYC .NET Developer User Group. Stephen has authored several books, including Programming SQL Server 2008, and speaks regularly at industry conferences worldwide. Prior to his position with Telerik, he served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a variety of organizations, including Corzen and Zagat Survey. Stephen is a Certified ScrumMaster and holds an MBA from City University of New York.

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Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
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