In information technology, compliance and security are inseparable. For SAP systems, this relatively simple relationship between compliance and security becomes a little bit more complicated, read more to learn about the reasons.
Articles sharing relevant insights into security news, operations, recent incidents and data breaches but also provide guidance for SAP running enterprises.
Over and over again we see attackers who have gained unauthorized access to a system by spending a significant amount of time spying out relevant SAP data, unnoticed by the victim organization. In a recent incident, we identified a large number of information gathering and data collection activities carried out by a threat actor prior to the exfiltration of sensitive data – which, if leaked, would inevitably lead to reputation and/or financial loss for the organization.
Quite a few SAP customers are currently migrating their systems to the new S/4HANA platform. This represents a great opportunity to re-think security and harden S/4HANA right from the outset. However, there are several challenges to securing S/4HANA. Despite sharing numerous settings with the “old” SAP Business Suite, some things are fundamentally different in S/4HANA.
SAP Identity Theft is when someone steals your account details and then uses them to execute unauthorized transactions on your behalf. Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world today. Enterprises should educate their users with some basic rules to help protect their identities.
Being reactive is simply not enough. If threat actors didn’t innovate, security providers wouldn’t need to either. It’s their ability to imagine new ways to hurt us, and then execute them at speed, that has left us trying to guess the next move.
On 04.05.2020 / 23:19 CET/CEST SAP SE published an ad-hoc news informing their investors about a security shortcoming affecting some products of their cloud portfolio. On-Premise customers are not impacted. The company emphasizes that no cyber security incident was found.