Why are SIEM tools blind to SAP? An interesting question, and not only for operators of critical infrastructure who are migrating to SAP S/4HANA.

Ralf Kempf (SAST SOLUTIONS)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?

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SAP Cyber Security: Five questions and answers about effectively monitoring SAP systems

SAST Blog: SAP Cyber Security: Five questions and answers about effectively monitoring SAP systemsDo companies need a comprehensive security strategy for their SAP systems? The objective should be the integration into the bigger picture. Due to the lack of structures for overall security, however, security measures on a smaller scale are frequently omitted. It is therefore necessary to optimize internal control systems and – particularly for securing SAP systems – and to establish comprehensive monitoring. Learn more open the interplay of point in time and time frame of the security monitoring.

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Rectify your top findings before the external auditors arrive!

Rectify your top findings before the external auditors arrive!Once a year, as every SAP administrator and security manager knows, the annual external audit is a given. Despite this, the current risk situation of the SAP systems is often uncertain. Have all the vulnerabilities from the last audit really been taken care of? Have new risks arisen in the meantime? If you don’t take active countermeasures, you might end up in the same situation again and again.

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SAP security: Why SIEM doesn’t spot everything and how you can draw attention to SAP incidents nonetheless

SAST Blog: SAP security: Why SIEM doesn’t spot everything and how you can draw attention to SAP incidents nonethelessStandard 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.

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Knock, knock! What if a hacker has already broken in when your IT auditor is at the door?

SAST Blog: What if a hacker has already broken in when your IT auditor is at the door? The procedure is well-known at SMEs and large companies: Every year, the auditor comes around for the IT audit, which is carried out as part of the annual overall review. The general objective is to ensure the security and integrity of the audited system (usually the SAP system used for accounting) and to identify potential risks. A management letter then describes follow-up measures to mitigate these risks in future. But does this approach still make sense today?

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Interview with Ralf Kempf and Norbert Klettner – Cybersecurity in logistics: Multinational attacks on the weakest links in the chain

SAST Blog: Interview with Ralf Kempf and Norbert Klettner – Cybersecurity in logisticsHow 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.

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Security dashboards – Just a buzzword or a true help with the daily security routine?

Expert talk of IT-Onlinemagazin with SASTCompanies that use SAP software, as well as the German-speaking SAP User Group (DSAG), are demanding security dashboards to provide for greater transparency and indicate necessary activities. The most critical risks, however, are those that arise as a combination of other events, which are not critical in and of themselves. After all, even the best dashboards aren’t able to display this kind of unidentified security incident.

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Secure your SAP systems worldwide: Best practice recommendations for successful national and international rollouts with the SAST SUITE

SAST Blog: Secure your SAP systems worldwide: Best practice recommendations for successful national and international rollouts with the SAST SUITE.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.

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