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SAPinsider Cybersecurity Threats Report_Key Insights Part 3 Real Time Monitoring
July 05, 2022

SAPinsider Cybersecurity Threats Report: Key Insights Part 3 | Real-Time Monitoring

Shiv Sujir Shiv Sujir

In part two of this three-part blog series, we discussed how identifying and cleaning up risky code can help mitigate risk across your SAP systems. This blog looks at the third key insight from the SAPinsider Cybersecurity Threats benchmark report that emphasizes real-time security monitoring and audits.

Part 3: Key Insight | Real-time Monitoring is Crucial for SAP Security

Any cybersecurity professional worth their salt knows how important regular audits and assessments are for weeding out unacceptable vulnerabilities. The SAPinsider Cybersecurity Threats to SAP Systems benchmark report reiterates this by recommending SAP users regularly evaluate their systems and infrastructure. In addition, the report asks SAP users to go a step further by implementing automated monitoring solutions to help maintain environments between audits.

Download the Report: SAP insider Cybersecurity Threats to SAP Systems

Detect SAP Threats in Real-time with SAST Solutions (a Pathlock company)

SAST is a security specialist for SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA systems and supports customers in detecting anomalies, cyber-attacks, data corruption, and data theft. Pathlock recently acquired SAST Solutions to help customers extend their SIEM capabilities from IT infrastructure into SAP systems.

SIEM solutions usually do not have access to what goes on inside SAP systems, leaving them with a critical security blind spot. The SAST Security Radar solves this problem by only analyzing SAP protocols for detecting threats and then integrating what it detects into your SIEM tool. This allows you to consolidate all the security incidents detected in your SAP ECC and S/4HANA systems with other areas of your IT landscape.

SAST Security Radar continuously monitors your system configuration, authorizations, security and change logs, and downloads from your SAP systems in real-time and automatically issues alerts in response to critical incidents and suspicious events. Some of Security Radar’s critical detection capabilities include monitoring for:

  • Manipulation of users and authorizations
  • Manipulation of critical database tables
  • Manipulation of Files
  • Suspicious user behavior

Learn more about SAST Solutions

SAPinsider Cybersecurity Threat Report: A Quick Recap

The SAPinsider Cybersecurity Threats to SAP Systems benchmark report highlights several areas of concern that organizations need to address. As SAP shifts its focus to the cloud, there is a significant shift in both the location and configuration of SAP technologies from on-premise environments to mixed landscapes to running entirely in the cloud. This can leave your SAP applications vulnerable to a multitude of threats. In summary, the report recommends four crucial actions to tackle emerging threats and achieve compliance:

  1. Regularly implementing patches and updates
  2. Conducting regular audits and security assessments
  3. Implementing automated, real-time monitoring and compliance solutions
  4. Training end-users to protect credentials

Download the Report: SAP insider Cybersecurity Threats to SAP Systems

Pathlock Merger Update

Pathlock recently joined forces with multiple companies through a series of mergers and acquisitions to become the industry’s leading provider of Access Governance and Application Security. Learn more

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