Pathlock’s Vice President of Product Strategy and Customer Experience, David Vincent, recently appeared on Security Guy TV to talk about how effective preventive controls and security measures at the data and transaction level play an important part in securing ERP systems. He also takes a deep dive into the important difference between data security and data privacy.
An end-to-end security strategy must also include regular checks, maintenance, and protection of authorizations, installations, and proprietary developments against internal and external threats – especially in an SAP landscape. But what roles do project organization and project management play when it comes to improving SAP security?
Every month, SAP publishes a collection of new and updated SAP Notes involving vulnerabilities in the SAP software on patch day. It’s a key date in the calendar for everyone concerned about security and the subsequent system patching is often very work-intensive and time-consuming. But where do the reports come from and how does SAP find out about them? Does the software vendor intentionally search for vulnerabilities to correct?
A major security vulnerability, which has been assigned a top severity rating, threatens SAP ERP 6.0, S/4HANA, NetWeaver, and Web Dispatcher, among others. The U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an alert warning of potential attacks on SAP products. Patch your SAP systems IMMEDIATELY!
Cybersecurity is a hot topic right now: increasing numbers of external attacks on company networks during the pandemic and the further professionalization of the attackers have made it even more important. In recent months, we’ve been reading about attacks on companies almost every day, which have suffered consequences up to and including total shutdowns that lasted for days. What elements of SAP security have changed, for whom is Germany’s IT Security Act 2.0 relevant, how can you take this account during migration to SAP S/4HANA, and what can every company do to improve SAP security?
Do you run multiple SAP systems in a hybrid landscape? Are you worried about how you can protect them in real time above and beyond the authorization level? A variety of challenges can arise in such situations, because the implementation of security-relevant measures is time and resource-intensive.
Standard SIEM monitoring is often insufficient to ensure SAP security, because the specific SAP logs and analyses can’t be interpreted and, consequently, attack patterns cannot be identified or recognized. Why this is the case, what companies can do to integrate SAP in their monitoring nonetheless, and why this end-to-end safeguarding can deliver additional benefits – our CTO Ralf Kempf explains it all in an article for it management magazine.
Sensitive enterprise data demands special protection. In addition to company-specific protection requirements, industry-specific specifications and legal regulations must also be observed. Minimizing the risk of losing critical data from SAP systems requires a variety of coordinated measures, collectively known as “data loss prevention”.
How should companies in the port and transportation logistics sector tackle cybersecurity? Can smaller and midmarket companies even protect themselves against the growing threats? Our CTO Ralf Kempf and his colleague Norbert Klettner, Managing Director of AKQUINET PORT CONSULTING, were interviewed on this subject by DVZ, a German transportation newspaper.
Companies all over the world rely on SAP as their central enterprise software suite. That’s why it’s becoming ever more important for them to protect these SAP systems, along with the enterprise values they contain, with a professional cybersecurity and access governance strategy. Many international companies already trust the SAST SUITE to help them manage their international rollouts, and for good reason.