Why is SAP Auditing important?
It’s not a secret that critical corporate data stored and processed in ERP systems is vulnerable to numerous types of attacks. The reasons are simple: they are extremely complex, highly customizable and in many cases their owners rarely install security patches.
Furthermore, when it comes to ERP security we should bear in mind that all security measures are spread across three areas: segregation of duties, vulnerability management and source code scanning. Traditional security solutions, however, cover very few of the corresponding treats. As was said in Gartner’s Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment: “In-depth assessments of databases and applications such as ERP systems (for example SAP or Oracle), especially, are not widely supported in traditional VA solutions, which focus on devices.”
To protect your system the right way you need to know what to protect it against in the first place. Comprehensive security assessment of your SAP systems will help you determine major areas of focus to secure most critical assets from cyber-attacks.