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SAP® Security- Reading Recommendations

April 10, 2018 | From Caroline Neuber, Virtual Forge GmbH

Be Informed sign with clouds and sky background"If our economy is to thrive, our commitment to cyber-security must be consistent with our commitment to innovation." Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer of SAP®, presents this sentence in a security lecture by the American SAP user group ASUG. We, the Virtual Forge, can only agree here.

We are very happy that the topic of SAP security is gaining more and more momentum and more support is being communicated. That makes it easier for companies to meet the challenge security brings along. Our mission is to help companies gain more transparency and control over the security of their business processes in the SAP environment, because: SAP security is our mission.

We would like to share publications that we believe provide valuable information on SAP security. We put together a selection for you below.

Top Ten Security Recommendations To Minimize SAP Risk
Together with SAP's CSO, ASUG held a webinar in which they communicate the five most common security risks of SAP on-premise solutions. They also give recommendations to minimize the risk in the SAP landscape. You can read a summary of the webinar in the blog post of Paul Kurchina, Evangelist of the ASUG. The actual webinar can be requested here.

How Cyber Security Leads To More Innovation
An article in the CIO newsletter of the IDG Expert Network shows how security can advance companies. The article invalidates the widely held view that innovation increases the security risk. By integrating security into innovations at an early stage, the competitive advantage is rather promoted and the entrepreneurial future is secured. Click here to read the article. (The article is written in German.)

Five Best Practices For Integrating Security Into Your DevOps
Greg Bledsoe, Managing Consultant at Accenture and responsible for the implementation of DevOps principles and practices, provides valuable tips for the early integration of security mechanisms into development processes, in a blog post on teachbeachon.com. Although the article is more focused on IT security in general, the recommendations can be applied one-to-one to the SAP context. Click here for best practices.

Topics: UnderstandYourRisk