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October 08

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Auditing PostgreSQL and MongoDB with Audit Vault and Database Firewall
In this session we focused on the flexibility of Audit Vault and Database Firewall - with specific examples of auditing PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Azure SQL, and Oracle Rest Data Services (ORDS) with Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall. Using the collector framework, almost any audit source can be captured within the Audit Vault repository, and then used for reporting,analysis, and alerting.

Here is a guide to the recording;
01:50 Product Announcements - October CPU, Data Safe update, and Key Vault 18.5
05:40 Audit Vault and Database Firewall - Beyond Oracle
14:44 PostgreSQL
22:38 MongoDB
30:41 Custom JSON Audit Collection
38:35 Azure SQL - Managed Instance
43:25 REST audit collection
43:45 Oracle Rest Data Services (ORDS)

Your Experts

Russ Lowenthal
Russ Lowenthal, Senior Director of Database Security Product Management    
Russ Lowenthal is the product manager for Database Security, focused on database encryption, masking, access control, audit, and monitoring. Russ is based in Orlando, Florida, USA and has been with Oracle for over twenty years. Leveraging close to thirty years of experience in IT including database, UNIX systems and network administration, he now advises Oracle's customers on secure implementations of information systems technology. Russ' certifications include Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), Oracle Certified Master (OCM), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT).
Ashok Swaminathan
Ashok Swaminathan, Sr. Director Product Management, Database Security
Ashok Swaminathan is a Sr. Director of Product Management with overall responsibilities for the auditing area in the Oracle Database Security team (Audit Vault and Database Firewall, Data Safe Auditing, core database auditing). He has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software market covering inbound and outbound product management. Prior to Oracle, he worked at SAP/Sybase, where he led PM activities for SAP HANA machine learning, Sybase ASE database, Database Auditing and other products. Ashok started his career as a software engineer in the hardware test automation field. Ashok has an MBA from The Wharton School, M.S in Computer Engineering from Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Angeline Janet Dhanarani
Angeline Janet Dhanarani, Principal Product Manager - Core Database Auditing, Audit Vault and Database Firewall
Angeline Janet Dhanarani is the Principal Product Manager for Oracle Database Security, focusing on core Oracle Database Auditing, and database activity monitoring (DAM) solution with Audit Vault and Database Firewall (AVDF). With 17+ years of experience, Angeline is involved in many customer engagement activities for over a decade at Oracle. Angeline is involved in inbound and outbound product management activities, and is responsible for ensuring successful adoption of DAM solution in many large financial establishments. Angeline closely works with the engineering team to define the product roadmap.