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Security Breaches Not Only Affect Large Organisations

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In this article, we highlight the vulnerability of small and mediumsized businesses’ SAP systems to cyberattacks. 

43% of all data breaches involve small and medium-sized businesses (including those running SAP)

There are many statistics on security and security breaches. And to be honest, it’s often hard to know how accurate they are, what terminology is used and how much they are driven by marketing only. But that is not the point. The point is, that even though there is criticism of specific security statistics, if you look at them from a higher level, you can see a bigger picture. For example, smaller and medium-sized businesses struggle with how to run their business securely.  

Findings by Forbes state that small and medium businesses were an easier target for hackers because of their lack of resources and security expertise. Cyber-attacks on all businesses, but particularly small to medium-sized businesses, are becoming more often targeted. This is also found in this Accenture Cost of Cybercrime Study, stating that 43% of cyber-attacks are aimed at small businesses, and only 14% of them are prepared to defend themselves.  

While these are general statistics for all small and medium-sized businesses, we do see a similar trend for organisations within that group that use SAP systems to support their businesses. The same mathematics applies; they lack the resources and expertise to run their SAP systems securely.  

Securing SAP systems can be hard at times, but with a proper Vulnerability Management process in place, tooling to support this process and trained staff, you can be in control and drastically lower the risk of a breach. SecurityBridge simplifies the SAP Vulnerability Management process by automating issue detection and enforcing the necessary settings and configurations to meet compliance requirements. 

With an increasing dependency on SAP systems for your core processes and more externally exposed systems and with the complexity that comes with SAP systems, it’s time to bring your SAP Vulnerability Management to the next level and work smarter, not harder!   

Try SecurityBridge and immediately improve the security of your SAP systems! For more SAP security-related news, articles, and whitepapers, please follow us on LinkedIn!  

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Joris van de Vis

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