Why ERP Security is a Priority
ERP Applications Keep Organizations Running
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, like SAP and Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), are the operational engine of many organizations—running business applications and holding the sensitive data needed for businesses to function.
PII & PHI
ERP Security is Often Forgotten
ERP systems often fall into a cybersecurity blindspot, left unprotected against internal misuse and external attacks. The results can be devastating for businesses without the right partner.
In the last two years,
64% of ERP systems
In the last five years,
six SAP vulnerability alerts.
70% of organizations
say their application portfolios
have become more vulnerable.
Why is ERP Security Important?
Most traditional cybersecurity vendors don’t provide visibility into the application layer of complex ERP implementations.
Securing ERP applications requires visibility that many organizations lack because ERP implementations are highly custom to the business, with:
- Dozens of modules
- Hundreds of interfaces
- Thousands of custom code modifications
Standard security offerings from SAP and Oracle can’t scale well with that amount of complexity.
Security Concerns & Risk Factors for ERP Applications
How to Make ERP Security a Priority
Security of your business-critical applications cannot be left to someone else or pushed onto your standard cybersecurity tools. Onapsis Research Labs helps organizations find and fix vulnerabilities in their ERP systems. Here are six recommended steps toward securing yours.
Firewalls and vulnerability scanners protect networks and infrastructure, but not the ERP application layer.
Risk-based vulnerability management of the application can capture a complete view of an enterprise’s threat environment, and help security teams save significant time, money, and resources that would have otherwise been spent on lower-priority items.
Security teams have implemented defense-in-depth strategies in an attempt to protect the application layer from these threats. But existing defense-in-depth solutions are not specifically focused on threats and vulnerabilities for business-critical applications.
Threat detection and response tools that continuously monitor threat intelligence sources can detect compromised ERP credentials.
Update ERP regularly to prevent bugs from impacting the system and protect information from being leaked or stolen. Keeping your system regularly up-to-date by keeping up with software updates makes the ERP less vulnerable to external threats.
Organizations face a growing backlog of patches. Manual patch management can be error-prone and there isn’t an easy way to identify prioritization or patch gaps. Automated patch management minimizes the risk of critical vulnerabilities and protects the business’ most important assets.
Organizations need a way to check that custom code and the transports that bring it in don’t introduce new security, performance, or compliance issues. An application security testing solution can replace the time-consuming and error-prone remediation process, enabling organizations to build security into development processes to find and fix issues as quickly as possible.
Timely, impactful threat intelligence programs can provide insightful information about threat actors for pre-patch protection. They can also provide early alerts about zero-day compromises, new ransomware campaigns, and assist in security control design and implementation.
Power your ERP Security with Threat Intelligence
To truly secure your ERP systems, you need an offensive security team fueling you with threat intelligence. Onapsis Research Labs is the world’s leading ERP security team dedicated to finding zero-day vulnerabilities in ERP applications. Decades of threat research experience helps deliver impactful security insights and threat intelligence focused on applications from SAP, Oracle, and SaaS providers.
Onapsis Research Labs is, far and away, the most prolific and most celebrated contributor of vulnerability research by the SAP Product Security Response Team. No other research team comes close.