Exporting Vulnerability Assessment Results in Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Published Mar 05 2020 11:25 AM 19.4K Views

With the new Microsoft Defender for Cloud built-in vulnerability assessment solution, you can manage the deployment of the agent and the visualization of the results from a single dashboard. You can learn more about this integration and how it works by reading this article, and watch a quick demo available here.

The vulnerability assessment results that appear in the Microsoft Defender for Cloud dashboard, will look like this:




While this visualization is very helpful and dynamic, one question that comes up very often is: how can I export this assessment to a CSV file? The answer is: you can do that using Azure Resource Graph (ARG)! Follow the steps below to perform this task:


1. In the Azure Portal, go to Resource Graph Explorer as shown below:




2. Type the query below:

Note: this query below was changed on 8/28/2020 to reflect the changes made in the recommendation name. Thanks @DavidTex for calling this out in the comment section.


 | where type == "microsoft.security/assessments"
 | where * contains "vulnerabilities in your virtual machines"
 | summarize by assessmentKey=name //the ID of the assessment
 | join kind=inner (
     | where type == "microsoft.security/assessments/subassessments"
     | extend assessmentKey = extract(".*assessments/(.+?)/.*",1,  id)
 ) on assessmentKey
project assessmentKey, subassessmentKey=name, id, parse_json(properties), resourceGroup, subscriptionId, tenantId
extend description = properties.description,
         displayName = properties.displayName,
         resourceId = properties.resourceDetails.id,
         resourceSource = properties.resourceDetails.source,
         category = properties.category,
         severity = properties.status.severity,
         code = properties.status.code,
         timeGenerated = properties.timeGenerated,
         remediation = properties.remediation,
         impact = properties.impact,
         vulnId = properties.id,
         additionalData = properties.additionalData

3. Click Run Query button and you will see the result, similar to figure below:




4. Click Download as CSV button.


Now that you downloaded the CSV, you can open it and consume the data generated by the assessment.


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