Cross-application business processes have unlocked best-of-breed solutions but are introducing new access risks. The proliferation of these business processes has also shifted how organizations must address Segregation of Duties (SoD). Today’s security models span a variety of applications. This makes it critical for enterprises to identify SoD conflicts across apps and enable continuous controls monitoring to detect actual violations as they occur.
SAP applications contain large amounts of sensitive data. From protected personal information to privileged financial data, this data always harbors risks that companies must deal with, because SAP ERP does not have any built-in masking functions for custom-tailored anonymization in views. As such, the unchecked disclosure of data represents a potential leak, opening up a huge target for potential exploitation. Although add-ons and solutions from SAP and third parties are available to tackle this problem, significant challenges still remain. This is where the concept of attribute-based data masking comes in.
SAP Notes are SAP’s standard tool for supplying coding corrections. Alongside a description of the issue from a business perspective, they also include the technical solution. Security considerations also make them increasingly important for any SAP system landscape, as they provide a regular and prompt means of closing critical vulnerabilities in SAP systems, for example. The SAP Netweaver Download Service offers a number of advantages in relation to SAP Notes.
At the DSAG Technology Days in Early May, the Vulnerability Management Working Group renewed its demand for a security dashboard, which SAP announced many years ago. In light of the current threat situation, it is advisable to stop waiting for it, particularly since good solutions from security specialists have become available in the interim, which also optimize the integration of SAP security with the overall enterprise security architecture. When it comes to end-to-end IT security, it is worthwhile to take a look at the operators of critical infrastructure (CIP) and the new German IT Security Act 2.0 (ITSA 2.0).
Expert Insights sat down with our Pathlock’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Puterbaugh, in an exclusive interview to discuss how organizations can leverage application security and controls automation not only to improve their resilience against cyberthreats, but also to enable business performance.
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Transports are an essential part of an SAP environment. They are used to transfer changes from one system to another, to implement new functions, to perform updates, and to install third-party applications. Change management in SAP is inconceivable without transports. Yet how can they be checked for security risks?
Do you know what you have to do when your company faces security incidents? Do you have documents where you can look up what you need to do? If so, are they up to date? Security policies are neglected in many areas, although they are a cornerstone for maintaining IT compliance and improving enterprise security.
In the current Digital Defense Report, Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, called for international collaboration and coalitions for a “new form of collective defense” as a comprehensive strategy against the full spectrum of destructive cyberattacks, espionage, and interference. One of the first and largest of these cyber warfare initiatives is the Pathlock Group, formed from seven leading IT security firms and now the global market leader in access orchestration and application security for mission-critical applications. One of these firms is the Hamburg-based SAST SOLUTIONS, an IT security specialist.
Hamburg, July 12, 2022: SAST SOLUTIONS, the Hamburg-based specialist for SAP security and access governance and part of the international Pathlock Group, together with IBS Schreiber, the SAP security and compliance specialist also based in Hamburg, will in future offer customers the integration of IBS Schreiber rule sets through the Easy Content Solution (ECS) software.
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.