Data is one of your most valuable assets. If you don’t protect it properly, this same data can become your biggest liability. Just ask any of the companies who have been in the news after they experienced a large breach. They lost not just highly sensitive personal, financial, health and IP data, but it also often impacted their brand and resulted in significant remediation expenses and fines.
With today’s cyber attackers using advanced, automated hacking tools, typical organizations with limited expertise, time, or tools do not stand a chance against this asymmetric warfare. The question for them becomes not if they will be breached, but when.
Without technology and automation, most organizations are sitting ducks. We need to rethink how to defend databases, the repository of most sensitive assets.
As breach awareness has gone up, our customers are increasingly asking about security as they move their databases to the cloud. First and foremost, they are concerned with the security of the underlying OS, VMs, and networking infrastructure. But they are also asking about protection and isolation from the cloud service providers as well.
As customers hear about our cloud security, along with the on-line security patching, strict separation of duties for our administrators, and always-on encryption options for cloud databases, those concerns are alleviated.
As we double-click into their remaining concerns, the following issues bubble up:
Customers want to protect their systems 24x7x365 because a single hit could lead to a total loss. But protecting is not straight forward without automation and unification.
In response to customer concerns, we created Oracle Data Safe – a modern, unified, and automated security service – to help defend customers’ databases on Oracle Cloud. Data Safe is designed to detect gaps in their defensive posture, give visibility into security issues with data, users, and applications, and provide recommendations on how to contain security risks.
At a high-level, Data Safe provides:
Oracle Data Safe can give you full 360-degree insight into the security of all of your databases, including risks with security configuration, data, users, and open alerts. This unification helps simplify understanding the security posture, and the risk profile of the database.
Data Safe helps businesses gain insight into their data by helping them discover where their sensitive data is, what sensitive categories and types they have, and how much they have.
We believe that keeping data secure by default is absolutely critical to help protect against the asymmetric cyber warfare. No “ifs, ands, or buts” about it. Organizations should not have to choose between security and performance, or security and complexity, or for that matter, security and expenses.
To this end, we have unified and simplified proven security technologies from our on-premises portfolio, and combined Oracle Data Safe with all Database as a Service offerings in the Oracle Cloud, including the Oracle Autonomous Database.
Data Safe scales from organizations with just one database to enterprises with hundreds. With Data Safe, you neither have to worry about any expensive setup, nor train any specialized resources. It can provide defaults based upon best practices, and allows customization. With Data Safe, there are no compromises!
In today’s world of rapidly evolving threats to the security of your data, Data Safe makes modern, unified, and automated security available to every single database customer on Oracle Cloud.
In the past, you may have been hesitant about moving to the cloud due to security concerns, but security is now the reason to move to the cloud. Learn how Oracle Data Safe can help your organization today. Be sure to tune in next Tuesday for the next blog in our series on Data Safe.