Security expert, Chris Seary has written a thought-provoking piece about the changing role of the Database Administrator (DBA) now that database querying is becoming a feature in many .NET programming languages, via the use of Language INtegrated Query (LINQ). With developers writing code that effectively reaches into the database, it does present developers and DBAs with a cause for concern, especially where performance might be an issue. Chris discusses this problem and lays down the foundation for what it likely to be considered a future best practice.
On another note, Chris is now an independent consultant. If you need a security expert, give Chris a call. Check out his MSDN articles and slide decks. Chris recently spoke at DDD5 to a full-house, deliverying a good overview of his ‘Ten Top Tips for Securing Web Applications’.