The provision of a free and open source tool to assist organisations in quickly determining who has access to what data and how will help them lower the risks associated with unauthorised or too privileged users.
Data access permissions for various data stores are visible thanks to the new Universal Data Permissions Scanner. It can search databases, data lakes, data warehouses, and cloud accounts while analysing permission models to produce a list of people and the level of access they have to files, database tables, and cloud storage buckets that is legible by humans. Although other data stores can be added, the free tool now supports Snowflake, Databricks, Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and MongoDB.
These issues are addressed by Universal Data Permissions Scanner, which makes it simpler for businesses to see and manage data store permissions. In addition to the open source version of Universal Data Permissions Scanner, which provides a command-line interface, Satori is offering a fully managed SaaS solution that runs quarterly scans.
“DevOps and data engineers are often tasked with managing the security of the databases, data lakes or warehouses they operate. This usually involves setting permissions to enable users to query the data they need. However, as the number of users and use-cases increase, complexity explodes. It’s no longer humanly possible to remember who had access to what, how and why, which makes meeting security and compliance requirements impossible,” Satori explained.
“The root cause of this problem is that permissions to data are usually stored in normalized form, which is great for evaluating permissions but not so great when you want to clearly understand your permissions landscape,” it added.