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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.


SAP Security in the Age of Digitalization

September 11, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

No matter if Industry 4.0, SAP HANA, Cloud or Blockchains: if you want to survive on the global market, you cannot afford to shut yourself off to recent IT trends. This is also shown by the relevant offers of SAP. But the progressing digitalization means higher demands on security.

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3 Ways to Minimize Email Phishing Attacks in Your Organization

August 29, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Old school email phishing attacks just won't go away.  Here's how to make sure your enterprise stays ready.

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Healthcare Enterprise Systems Need a Major Cybersecurity Overhaul

August 23, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

As hospitals increasingly utilize connected medical devices, healthcare enterprise systems are struggling to keep up with the new security measures that these devices require to keep them (and their patients) safe from hackers.

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A Focus on Digitalization Might Mean More Investment in Cybersecurity

August 3, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

As CEOs sit up and take notice of IT infrastructure by shifting investment dollars towards digitalization, CIOs see an opportunity for a larger cybersecurity investment.

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Cybersecurity Named 1 of 4 Core IT Skills Necessary for the Next Gen of Enterprise IT

July 26, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

The role of the IT professional has changed more in the last 5 years than most jobs. Cybersecurity is now one of four core IT skills that CIOs say will be necessary for the next generation of IT professionals.

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How to Improve Cyber Security Awareness in Your Workplace

July 11, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Here's how to make sure your employees have cyber security awareness and know to protect themselves and their company from vulnerabilities.

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Enterprise Cloud Services Try to Woo SAP App Clients

July 4, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Enterprise cloud providers are making a major push to get SAP applications on board, but are enterprise companies ready?

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The Reason for Executives' Underinvestment in Cybersecurity is Rooted in Science

June 20, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Ever wondered why there's such a communication gap between the C-Suite and the IT department? Behavioral science has an explanation.

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How to Protect Your Executive Team from Enterprise Phishing Scams

June 15, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Phishing scams, a type of cyber attack that targets users through fraudulent emails, began in 1996. Over 20 years later, it's still a hugely popular (and successful) tactic to steal company data. Here's how to make sure your executive team knows what to expect and how to react.

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WannaCry is the Latest in a String of High-Profile Ransomware Attacks

May 23, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

A new ransomware attack is taking over where CryptoLocker left off, and it looks like it may be the most destructive ransomware attack yet.

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What the C-Suite Should Know About Cross Site Scripting

May 19, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Cross site scripting isn't just about defacing web properties and creating a nuisance, it's a serious threat to data security. This is why companies should pay more attention to it.

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Ding-dong ditching pyromaniacal kleptomaniacs or never trust user input

May 17, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

One of the oldest abbreviations in the acronym-rich terminology of information technology is called IPO and stands for Input – Process – Output. However, the problems already start for the security-savvy developer with the first letter of this abbreviation: with the input of data.

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Why SAP Security Is Difficult For Security Departments To Understand

May 16, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

I recently wanted to tell a colleague of one of our partners the benefits of our Virtual Forge TransportProfiler solution. The first question I encountered was “What is a transport?” Now, it’s not as if the individual with whom I was speaking was incompetent: He has over 25 years of experience in IT security, CISSP, CISM, and as a lecturer; nevertheless, in the long conversation followed, I had to explain to him the basic architecture of an SAP system.

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5 Promising Technologies in Enterprise IOT Security

May 5, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

IoT security - or a lack thereof - has been a major topic of conversation for most everyone who works in tech or IT. But finally, there's some new IoT security technologies that are showing promise. Here's what you should know.

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Who is Responsible for SAP Security?

April 26, 2017 From Virtual Forge GmbH

Despite the fact that IT professionals and CISOs understand the seriousness of cyber security threats, there's still a major communication gap when it comes to who needs to own SAP security.

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