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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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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

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

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

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

SAP® Security- Reading Recommendations

"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.

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk

SAP Security: Hot Topics 2018

March 29, 2018 From Lars Kehrel

In times of increasingly linked IT systems and the growing relevance of systems and data in business processes, the business risk that IT carries on its shoulders is also increasing. 76% of all financial transactions worldwide pass through an SAP® system in at least one place!

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk

SAP® Security: Do you know your SAP Security Situation?

January 30, 2018 From Caroline Neuber, Virtual Forge GmbH

IT security has many facets. Your SAP® systems are only one of them, but they are the most important ones. They contain personal data of your customers, employees and partners and depict the business processes that are vital for your survival. An attack on your SAP systems has serious consequences for your company. Not only considerable costs for detecting and correcting the attack, but also production downtime, high penalties and enormous damage to the image can be the result.

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Topics: UnderstandYourRisk