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For over 10 years we help companies around the world to optimize the security and stability of their SAP landscapes. On the Virtual Forge Blog, our experts provide relevant content ready to help you to better understand and mitigate your IT risks.

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Life @ Virtual Forge

December 4, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

 

Life at Virtual Forge is multifaceted; our tasks are widely spread between IT, Support and Marketing. We would like to give you a better insight: What does the work day of, e.g. an employee in the Support department look like? Which qualities does one need to become a dual student in our IT department or what do our Sales employees associate with our company? 

We have asked our colleagues and will now introduce a new employee to you in our blog series “Life @ Virtual Forge” on a regular basis.
 

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Human Trust Opens the Door to Cybercriminals

December 3, 2018 From Reza Mehman

91 percent of cyber attacks exploit humans as weak points, only 9 percent target technological gaps. These surprising figures were presented by Reza Mehman, Chief Innovation Officer at Virtual Forge, in his webinar "Cybersecurity in Transition". The IT security expert cited the good faith of many IT users as the main cause - and advised greater caution when using online services and the Internet.  

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk

Transport Threat Detection - from perceived security to real protection

November 22, 2018 From Thomas Fritsch, Virtual Forge GmbH

I remember a mission during my time in the German Armed Forces, when we had to move out, because the S-wire rolls (those with the small sharp blades), which were normally attached to the outer fence of the barrack, were replaced. For temporary protection, we were asked to put those wire rolls inside the fence. When we asked what this would do, anyone could climb onto the fence from the outside and then jump over the 40cm wide and high wire rolls, we were told: "That's what we do, so nobody can crawl underneath!

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Topics: Transport Security

Life @ Virtual Forge

October 25, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

 

Life at Virtual Forge is multifaceted; our tasks are widely spread between IT, Support and Marketing. We would like to give you a better insight: What does the work day of, e.g. an employee in the Support department look like? Which qualities does one need to become a dual student in our IT department or what do our Sales employees associate with our company? 

We have asked our colleagues and will now introduce a new employee to you in our blog series “Life @ Virtual Forge” on a regular basis.
 

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Digitalization Without Security Risks

Targeted Protective Measures Against Intruders  

Digital transformation poses threats to companies’ IT security. Cloud computing, networking, and functional enhancements are the key trends that offer cybercriminals ever new points of attack – and that call for systematic protective measures.

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Topics: Secure Coding, UnderstandYourRisk

SAP Interfaces - Hotspots for Data Leaks

October 1, 2018 From Dr. Oleksandr Panchenko

Interview published on 28th of September in IT MANAGEMENT - DSAG SPEZIAL

The tools currently on the market do not provide a complete overview of SAP Interfaces. SAP interfaces are a growing IT security risk. In this interview, Dr. Oleksandr Panchenko, Security Architect at Virtual Forge, explains to us how companies can effectively safeguard themselves against threats.

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Attacks on German industry cause 43 billion euros in damage

September 18, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

This is the headline for the press release published on September, 13 2018 from the German Domestic Security Agency. We have summarized the key messages of the press release for you. The complete article can be found here (German only).

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk

Software Imports in SAP: An Invitation for every Hacker

There is hardly anyone who would deny that the import of external transports into a SAP system is always associated with a slightly uncomfortable feeling. Usually you have to trust that the vendor of the transport is trustworthy and does not intentionally or unintentionally bring code or table contents with it that compromise or even completely undermine system security. The unnoticed manipulation or replacement of the transport order by third parties during the software delivery process is also possible. 

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Secure SAP Interfaces with the new Virtual Forge InterfaceProfiler

July 17, 2018 From Lars Kehrel

Virtual Forge, the leading provider of cyber security solutions for SAP®, is pleased to announce a major addition to the Virtual Forge Security Suite: The InterfaceProfiler. The new InterfaceProfiler solution is designed to automate the analysis of the wide-ranging risks of interfaces and provides a comprehensive overview of system landscapes continuously growing in complexity.

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How you can Hack any SAP® System through Transports unnoticed

July 5, 2018 From Lars Kehrel

At this year's ASUG Conference in the USA, SAP’s CSO presented 10 topics that are highly relevant for the security of SAP® systems. These include areas such as network and database security, authorizations and code security. However, two very important areas were missing in this overview: the safeguarding of interfaces and the security of transports. In our opinion, the lack of these areas in many lists is a major omission.  

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Topics: Transport Security, UnderstandYourRisk

Life @ Virtual Forge

July 5, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

 

Life at Virtual Forge is multifaceted; our tasks are widely spread between IT, Support and Marketing. We would like to give you a better insight: What does the work day of, e.g. an employee in the Support department look like? Which qualities does one need to become a dual student in our IT department or what do our Sales employees associate with our company? 

We have asked our colleagues and will now introduce a new employee to you in our blog series “Life @ Virtual Forge” on a regular basis.
 

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Dangers in SAP Transport Management

Virtual Forge's research department has discovered an extremely critical vulnerability in the SAP® transport management.

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Life @ Virtual Forge

May 8, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

 

Life at Virtual Forge is multifaceted; our tasks are widely spread between IT, Support and Marketing. We would like to give you a better insight: What does the work day of, e.g. an employee in the Support department look like? Which qualities does one need to become a dual student in our IT department or what do our Sales employees associate with our company? 

We have asked our colleagues and will now introduce a new employee to you in our blog series “Life @ Virtual Forge” on a regular basis.
 

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More Security for DevOps

More and more companies are promoting close cooperation between development and operations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality software. But the fast DevOps environment requires a security approach that goes beyond the functional DevSecOps concept: Secure DevOps.

This article was published in "Computerwoche" at 07.05.2017 in German.

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Topics: DevSecOps, DevOps

CodeProfiler for HANA now supports SAPUI5

May 4, 2018 From Virtual Forge GmbH

HEIDELBERG, Germany (May 04, 2018) – Virtual Forge, the leading provider of cyber security solutions for SAP®, today announced its CodeProfiler for HANA is now able to scan the SAPUI5 programming language. The company also announced new patents pending for the technology. CodeProfiler for HANA enables companies to run automated quality and security checks on their custom developments as lines of code are being developed on the SAP HANA platform.

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Topics: Secure Coding