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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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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

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: UnderstandYourRisk, Transport Security