The security features of legacy ERP applications are not able to keep up as attacks on business data become more sophisticated. Legacy ERP applications, initially developed for easy access to data and business processes, have generated broad compliance and security gaps that can lead to catastrophic data breaches and millions lost to violations of business policy. Here are some ways to take the data security challenges head-on.
Expanding ERP Access
Mobile access is needed by users, but sensitive data exposure can lead organizations to feel apprehensive. Due to compromised user credentials, data exfiltration into unauthorized devices, privileged access management, management of internal governance policies, and many more, allowing mobile ERP access can pose specific challenges.
When ERP access is ubiquitous, conventional network and device protection is not enough to mitigate risks. Fortunately, it is possible to incorporate fine-grained solutions, thereby allowing companies to concentrate their security strategies on particular data elements. You can increase user efficiency with data security solutions without compromising ERP data protection.
Preventing Phishing Attacks
Phishing attacks are a big cause of breaches and compromised passwords, resulting in confidential data such as social security and direct deposit numbers being stolen. If the hacker obtains a high-privilege credential, phishing attacks are a much greater threat.
Traditional ERP applications such as PeopleSoft depend predominantly on the security paradigm of a username and password. Unfortunately, phishing attacks against that form of security model are sophisticated and successful. Data security solutions that use Multi-Factor Authentication and Single Sign-On solutions help organizations develop PeopleSoft’s identity and authentication process and provide better phishing attack protection.
StreamliningSoD Management and Reporting
In ERP applications, rigorous Segregation of Duties (SoD) controls are a pillar of compliance. To avoid conflicts in high-value transactions, good preventive governance policies are essential. Through offering full insight into user behavior, transaction use, and master data changes, data security solutions simplify SoD.
Organizations can produce audit reports easily with details on actionable division of duties, speed up the audit process, increase the efficacy of their enforcement activities, and remove false positives. As the volume and complexity of ERP data grow, it is important to filter out possible incidents and concentrate only on actual violations of SAP Segregation of Duties. The ideal security solution equips compliance officers, auditors, and data protection teams with the optimum amount of data to review during the audit process.
Strengthening Implementation of Access Policy
The traditional role-based approach to access control (RBAC) is approaching its limits as access policy management increases in complexity. A role-explosion has been created by one-off role derivations, adding complexity and overhead to role provisioning and management. In today’s ERP environment, implementing access policy management checks beyond the position of a user, down to a field-value level, and needs unscalable customization.
By using an attribute-based access control management layer (ABAC), organizations may simplify the implementation of governance policies consistent with global trade legislation, segregation of duties, or segregation of access between different business units. By using contextual attributes, the right kind of data protection solution can expand and modernize SAP’s current security model by incorporating a fine-grain approach to user access control management.
Scaling Compliance to Meet GDPR & CCPA Specifications
Traditional ERP applications have not been developed to include information on data access & use required to comply with GDPR, CCPA, and other regulatory requirements. The ideal data security solution should provide layered data security, help businesses adhere to compliance guidelines, and provide the full scope of access to data, along with the contextual information needed to allow compliance with regulations.