SAP CyberSecurity


What Is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems and information from digital attacks. Cybersecurity measures are designed to combat threats against networked systems and applications, whether those threats originate from inside or outside of an organization.

Businesses with a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, governed by best practices and automated using advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, can fight cyber threats more effectively and reduce the impact of breaches when they occur.

What Is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems and information from digital attacks. Cybersecurity measures are designed to combat threats against networked systems and applications, whether those threats originate from inside or outside of an organization.

Businesses with a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, governed by best practices and automated using advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, can fight cyber threats more effectively and reduce the impact of breaches when they occur.

What Is SAP Cybersecurity?

SAP cybersecurity solutions include:

UI Data Protection Masking and UI Data Protection Logging

  • Protect sensitive information in the user interface layer
  • Block or log data access
  • Secure and refine access

SAP Code Vulnerability Analyzer

  • Identify and remedy security vulnerabilities in ABAP custom code

SAP Focused Run

  • Security configuration management for SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver, and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
  • Patch management

SAP Enterprise Threat Detection and SAP Enterprise Threat Detection Cloud Edition

  • Security information and event management solution tailored to the needs of SAP applications
  • Identify and analyze threats in SAP applications

SAP Data Custodian and SAP Data Custodian Key Management Service

  • Manage security keys
  • Monitor and report on data access, storage, movement, processing, and location
  • Create and enforce data access, location, movement, and processing policies

SAP Privacy Governance

  • Identify security and privacy risks
  • Deploy and manage maturity assessments with configurable templates
  • Manage security and privacy control evaluations and monitor ongoing compliance

Further Resources for SAPinsiders

SAP Cybersecurity in an Age of Uncertainty. In this article, Jhansi R Bandaru, PMP-Certified IT SAP Security/Compliance Lead, explains that organizations should regularly audit SAP systems to check their security and data integrity and identify vulnerabilities before attackers do. Knowing the weaknesses and gaps in a system is the first step in empowering management to deal with those vulnerabilities proactively, concisely, and effectively.

Expert Q&A: The Importance of Integrating Cybersecurity and Enterprise Risk Management. In this video interview, Gabriele Fiata, Head of Enterprise Risk Management and Innovation at SAP, shares his thoughts on enterprises’ common mistakes when managing cybersecurity risk and the need to integrate cybersecurity into an enterprise’s risk management framework.

A Holistic Approach to Managing Cybersecurity & Protecting Your Data. According to SAP Cybersecurity Solution Advisor Anne Marie Colombo, organizations should minimize user access to data by segregating and protecting it. This article presents best practices to ensure a holistic approach to cybersecurity and data protection for your enterprise.

Vendors that can assist SAP customers with cybersecurity include: Capgemini, Fastpath, Fortinet, Layer Seven Security, Lookout, Onapsis, RSM, and Saviynt.

 

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    What Vulnerabilities do Attackers Exploit?

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    According to research recently released by Palo Alto Networks, attackers do have vulnerabilities that they prefer to target. In the 2022 Incident Response Report, just six CVE categories accounted for 87% of vulnerabilities being exploited, and in 55% of incidents where the vulnerability was identified it was the ProxyShell category that was targeted. And in…
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    Are You Prepared For A Cyber Attack?

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    In SAPinsider’s latest Cybersecurity focused research, the biggest factor for organizations when it comes to securing their SAP systems is the need to protect access to the data in those systems. However, almost as important is pressure to keep systems secure from ransomware and malware attacks. And when asked to rank the top cybersecurity threats…
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    The Challenge of Patching

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    One of the biggest challenges that organizations face today with keeping their SAP systems secure is patching systems. In our recent research on Cybersecurity Threats to SAP Systems, respondents reported that keeping up with patches and updates was the second most important challenge they faced behind detecting potential threats, but for respondents in North America…
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    Industries Prioritize Cyber Threats Differently

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    Between January and March 2022, SAPinsider surveyed 346 members of our community about the cybersecurity threats to their SAP systems. 31% of those respondents said their organization was in the Software & Technology sector, 20% were from the Manufacturing & Agriculture sector, and 11% were from the Healthcare & Life Sciences sector. The full findings…...…
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    Cybersecurity Challenges Vary By Region

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    Between January and March 2022, SAPinsider surveyed 346 members of our community about the cybersecurity threats to their SAP systems. 41% of those respondents were from North America, 29% from EMEA, and 25% were from APJ. The full findings from that research were published in our Cybersecurity Threats to SAP Systems benchmark report. This market…...…
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    Cybersecurity Threats to SAP Systems Research Webinar

    Tuesday, May 10, 11:00 AM ET Cybersecurity has become an increasingly important topic over the past year, particularly as SAP systems become a central point of business and financial truth within the organization and are more desirable as targets. With growing numbers of businesses being hit by ransomware or supply chain attacks, or a combination…
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    Cybersecurity Threats to SAP Systems Benchmark Report

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    In This Report: The cybersecurity landscape is constantly changing for SAPinsiders. Over the last five years organizations have gone from being able to rely on any system on a specific network being trusted, to a complex and hybrid ecosystem of solutions where completely new approaches to cybersecurity must be followed. Ransomware and malware attacks are…
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    Balancing Innovation and Security in Cloud Deployments

    Most organization are adopting some form of cloud as part of their digital transformation initiatives. But moving to the cloud has governance and security risks that IT teams need to consider. To discuss these issues, SAPinsider recently sat down with Protiviti's John Livingood, Managing Director, and Bill Belding, Director, to discuss the need to balance…
  9. Application Access Risk – Hitting SAP’s Moving Target

    Application Access Risk – Hitting SAP’s Moving Target

    As one of the world’s leaders in enterprise software, SAP is no stranger to change. This stems from decades of innovation often setting the industry standard. SAP’s portfolio of applications has customers flocking to implement the latest offerings taking advantage of new functionality and features for the core business.  In parallel, external factors such as…
  10. Strengthen Security & Risk Management in Your Journey to SAP S/4HANA

    Migrating to S/4HANA represents one of the largest opportunities for business transformation an organization can undergo. As with most large-scale implementation projects, the audit of existing business processes must play a vital role in managing risk. In addition, optimizing and putting additional controls in place must be considered, as business processes have likely grown in…