For several organizations, allowing mobile access to ERP data is one of the key objectives. And it has become more of a requirement, considering the present COVID-19 pandemic scenario, to maintain business continuity without any hindrance. It goes without saying that, due to security issues that exist when transactions are made available online, the stakes are high. Here are five important parameters to consider in this context:
1: Identity And Access Management
To effectively limit unauthorized access, the widely used protection model involving a username/password is grossly inadequate. Passwords from PeopleSoft are inherently weak, easy to crack, and many users also have several passwords. In recent times, the number of phishing attacks has witnessed a significant upsurge. It is, therefore, important to put in place a robust identity and access management framework that can effectively deal with all possible security threats.
2: Identity Provider (IdP) Authentication
With an IdP integrated enterprise Single Sign-On, this is best done. Your IdP happens to be the best authentication database for PeopleSoft because it is centrally provided and controlled by corporate password mandates. That makes the process streamlined throughout.
3: Multi-Factor Authentication
An efficient identity-checking approach is multi-factor authentication (MFA). Although this feature should be a normal part of a login security posture, an adaptive MFA is highly recommended as it helps to integrate the proper alignment of the implementation of multi-factor authentication with various levels of risk of access.
Adaptive MFA ensures that the determinants of MFA challenges are contextual attributes (e.g., system, location, network, etc.). This helps balance different levels of risk with policies for access. When it comes to a mobile world, access context varies, and your level of control can do the same. Thus, adaptive MFA allows you to reach a higher degree of control.
4: Unauthorized Data Exfiltration
The leading cause of breaches is data leakage. Exfiltration of data becomes riskier when access is remote, largely because the systems are no longer managed. Limiting reporting and requests in the sense of remote access helps ensure that data does not get exfiltrated on an unauthorized computer. Additionally, by implementing data masking on sensitive fields, disclosure of sensitive data can be reduced.
5: Data Access Visibility
It is clear that if you do not log data about access and usage, you are at risk. To identify and resolve all potential security threats, visibility of user activity, and behavior is critical. At the same time, to understand precisely what is happening within your apps, regular audits are extremely necessary. They also assist you in determining if further measures are needed. Granular insight into user behavior arms you with actionable knowledge that you can use to your advantage to protect data.
For you to have full control and visibility over your ERP results, the latest data security solutions provide a sophisticated platform. They help you significantly enhance your ability to authenticate users, manage privileged access, view user behavior, restrict exposure to data, detect and respond to threats. These solutions, with a wide range of best-in-class features, help you keep your data security woes at bay. They help you optimize your investment in ERP systems such as PeopleSoft and SAP.