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- Threat Research
of ERP systems
have been breached
in the last two years.
In the last five years, US-CERT published six SAP vulnerability alerts, and more recently, CISA acknowledged an SAP vulnerability now in the top exploited list of vulnerabilities for 2022 that are actively being used in ransomware attacks.
say their application portfolios
have become more vulnerable.
Securing ERP applications requires visibility that many organizations lack because ERP implementations are highly custom to the business, with:
Standard security offerings from SAP and Oracle can’t scale well with that amount of complexity.
Cyber attacks targeting ERP systems are on the rise, and successful attacks have the potential to disrupt the delivery of goods and services as well as put sensitive company and customer data at risk.
Modernization of systems, particularly cloud migrations, are critical in order to improve access to systems that contain customer and partner data. Harnessing the cloud to streamline processes and reduce costs is key for organizations to be able to operate more efficiently.
Many industries, like energy and oil and gas, are categorized as critical infrastructure and therefore are subject to strict government regulations. New clean energy legislation means even more attention must be paid to compliance audits. Failing to comply with audit regulations can result in significant financial impacts to the organization as well as reputational damage.
Pharmaceutical companies, for example, are subject to strict compliance regulations by government offices for drug development as well as for the protection of patient and customer data. Failure to comply with laws and regulations can result in significant financial impacts to the organization including fines, revenue loss, and reputation damage.
The focus on streamlining operations and creating more efficient processes is transforming supply chains into more localized, digitized, and interconnected systems. This makes companies more agile and able to respond to supply and demand changes. However, this deeper interconnection greatly increases potential unmonitored risks.
Heavy manufacturing in particular, faces both regulatory and consumer pressure, therefore manufacturers are adopting new service-based models, industry 4.0 technologies, circular supply chains, and green manufacturing processes to reduce emissions and create greener products.
As more retail & personal care manufacturers go direct-to-consumer or enhance their e-commerce experiences to address evolving market demand, protecting consumer PII must be top of mind. Failure to do so could result in significant financial loss due to reputation damage or compliance violation (e.g., GDPR, CCPA).
Firewalls and vulnerability scanners are crucial in protecting networks and infrastructure, but they often fall short in securing the ERP application layer. This layer, including SAP protocols like P4, can be misused and requires specialized attention to prevent vulnerabilities.
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 may 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. Additionally, automated patch management minimizes the risk of critical vulnerabilities and protects the business’s 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 insight into 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.
The ongoing discoveries from the Onapsis Research Labs keeps The Onapsis Platform ahead of ever-evolving cybersecurity threats.
At Onapsis, we specialize in eliminating vulnerabilities, fortifying your SAP environment, and safeguarding your business-critical applications. Discover a seamless path to comprehensive security and peace of mind with our tailored solutions.