Onapsis and HMG Strategy Release White Paper Detailing Securing ERP Applications During Digital Transformation Projects

Boston, MA – April 10, 2018 – Onapsis, the global experts in SAP and Oracle application cybersecurity and compliance, today announced the release of a white paper co-authored with HMG Strategy titled, “Protecting the Crown Jewels in the Pivot to Digital Transformation.” This comprehensive white paper outlines key security challenges in migrating complex business-critical applications during digital transformation strategies and methods to ensure the business crown jewels are protected each step of the way.

For many organizations, digital transformation is not just buzzwords but a detailed outline of business and operational plans to integrate, prioritize and fully utilize the latest digital technologies available. While these plans may have significant cost and productivity benefits to the organization, security is often a second priority or not in the scope of these projects. Beyond that, many organizations have not identified a plan for how they will migrate their most critical SAP and Oracle applications and workloads in a secure way, putting their crown jewels at risk.

“Security usually isn’t a key component in digital transformation projects but it should be,” said Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen, CTO at Onapsis. “Strictly from a business perspective, it’s not only way more expensive to implement security after the fact than when business processes are being implemented, but also it takes considerably more time and resources. Because of this, instead of being able to secure a component in a week, it could take a year.”

“When it comes to digital transformation, new technology brings new risks. You need to be able to manage these risks, especially when it comes to mission-critical apps and data. We cannot afford to run them in an insecure way. Properly developing a transformation plan with security involved step-by-step can make the project run seamlessly and ensure that your critical systems are secure and compliant at each step,” continued Perez-Etchegoyen.

“Protecting the Crown Jewels in the Pivot to Digital Transformation” can be downloaded from the Onapsis website.

About Onapsis
Onapsis cybersecurity solutions automate the monitoring and protection of your SAP and Oracle ERP and business-critical applications, keeping them compliant and safe from insider and outsider threats. As the proven market leader, global enterprises trust Onapsis to protect the essential information and processes that run their businesses.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, Onapsis serves over 200 customers including many of the Global 2000. Onapsis's solutions are also the de-facto standard for leading consulting and audit firms such as Deloitte, IBM, Infosys and PwC.

Onapsis solutions include the Onapsis Security Platform™, which is the most widely-used SAP-certified cybersecurity solution on the market. Unlike generic security products, Onapsis's context-aware solutions deliver both preventative vulnerability and compliance controls, as well as real-time detection and incident response capabilities to reduce risks affecting critical business processes and data. Through open interfaces, the platform can be integrated with leading SIEM, GRC and network security products, seamlessly incorporating enterprise applications into existing vulnerability, risk and incident response management programs.

These solutions are powered by the Onapsis Research Labs, who continuously provide leading intelligence on security threats affecting SAP and Oracle enterprise applications. Experts at the Onapsis Research Labs were the first to lecture on SAP cyberattacks and have uncovered and helped fix hundreds of security vulnerabilities to-date affecting SAP Business Suite, SAP HANA, SAP Cloud and SAP Mobile applications, as well as Oracle JD Edwards and Oracle E-Business Suite platforms. This patented technology is well known, industry wide, and has gained Onapsis recognition on the Deloitte Technology Fast-500, as a Red Herring North America Top 100 company and a SINET 16 Innovator.

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