Don’t risk it: 7 Key tips for safeguarding your business data in SAP systemMay 15, 2023
According to a recent survey, nearly 7 out of 10 organizations do not prioritize securing their SAP systems. On the contrary, a spike in cyber-attacks reminds the importance of securing SAP systems. We have put together the key tips that help you safeguard your organization’s critical data in the SAP system.
1. Own the responsibility
Who is responsible when a security breach occurs? A recent survey by Onapsis states that 50% of the respondents blame SAP, 30% have no idea, and 20% said it is CIO/CISO’s responsibility. The risks related to insecure SAP applications are being underestimated.
2. Stay updated
The key step to staying secure is keeping your systems up-to-date. Routinely update the EHP & SPS. SAP delivers enhancement packages to provide the latest innovations, functionality, or “enhancements” to its customers without disruption.
3. The right SoD
It is imperative for organizations to integrate an advanced, fast, and easy-to-install SoD Management tool that best fits their systems. Achieving this is possible with the implementation of the SAP GRC Access Control solution. Enforce the right SoD strategies and ensure compliance with the regulations and mandates.
4. Embrace digital technology
Organizations can rapidly respond to critical security issues by embracing digital transformation that enables them to get fast and frequent feedback. This helps them in taking timely actions towards security issues and avert crises.
5. Implementing additional security measures
It is highly recommended to implement Two-Factor Authentication or Multifactor Authentication validating a user’s machine ID at log-in, adding geofencing validations, checking the availability of anti-virus software, verifying the firewall status, etc.
6. The Re-Certification processes
Implementing re-certification processes that scrutinize dormant IDs and roles makes a good start. Reviewing the user IDs periodically and deactivating those that are no more required is always recommended. This not only increases the security of the applications but also reduces licensing costs.
7. Periodical system health checks
The key to staying secure is early detection of cyber threats. Constant health checkups can identify security gaps. The EWA and SOS report gives an in-depth analysis of the systems. The experts say the SAP Solution Manager should be configured to support these modules.
These are the key tips to secure your sensitive business data in SAP systems. Apparently, SAP is working on multiple solutions to increase data security. Further SAP reminds its clients that data security is a collaborative effort and also emphasizes the significance of proper system configuration.