Cloud Security Perspectives and Insights

NEW! Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool 2.0.2 (DBSAT)

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By Pedro Lopes, Product Manager, Oracle Database Security

It has been a great year for Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) so far. We have over 8000 customer downloads since January 2018! We are also increasingly seeing that our customers and partners are finding new use cases and expanding usage for DBSAT to gain maximum value from the tool. For instance, in order to help comply with GDPR, DBSAT Discoverer helps find personal data in several Oracle Databases. It grabs the JSON output and feeds a BI dashboard that displays sensitive data found by category. We also had a high uptake in our Oracle User Group sessions and the value is clear from the multiple new articles written by the community. Thank you!

In case you have missed the announcement, we released Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall BP8 in June which has the ability to import data from the DBSAT Discoverer output to add sensitive data context to the new Data Privacy reports. To learn more about this functionality, please refer to “Importing Sensitive Data Into AVDF Repository” in the Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Auditor's Guide.

Today, we are excited to announce the release of DBSAT v2.0.2 which adds support for DBSAT Discoverer to connect to Database servers over SSL channel. DBSAT Discoverer can now connect to Exadata Express Cloud Service and Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud.

We will continue to enhance DBSAT further throughout 2H 2018. Some of the enhancements under consideration include:

  • Update the integration of DBSAT with orachk and exachk
  • Add new sensitive data pattern files in several European Languages

DBSAT development is community driven, If you have suggestions/recommendations/requests that will help us improve DBSAT please reach out and let us know.

Oracle Openworld is coming up in October 2018 in San Francisco where we will have sessions on DBSAT. If you haven’t already, please register here

Learn more about DBSAT here


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Comments ( 4 )
  • vladimir lapan Thursday, August 23, 2018
    we ran dbsat several times: it's not clear what do we need to do to see GDPR info?
  • vladimir lapan Thursday, August 23, 2018
    Please elaborate: what are prerequisites to see GDPR info in the report?
  • Russell Lowenthal Thursday, August 23, 2018
    test to make sure comments work
  • Horia Friday, September 14, 2018
    Hilarious how a security assessment tool on an Oracle blog is promoted by "Guest Author"
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