Authorizations for batch processing in NetWeaver and S/4HANA environments

SAST_SAP_User-Access-ManagementDespite the increasing use of web interfaces in the context of S/4HANA, batch processing is still required for mass data. However, our experience in customer projects has shown that very few administrators know how manage authorizations properly in such scenarios. SAP OSS Note 101146 offers a good overview in this regard. In this blog post, we want to provide a condensed explanation of how the practical aspects interrelate.

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Study shows SAP systems especially prone to insider attacks

SAST BLOG: Study shows SAP systems especially prone to insider attacksAfter many years working in the field of SAP security, I am still regularly surprised to discover how much Hollywood has contributed to the discussion on cybersecurity. The common perception is that of a hacker sitting at home in front of several screens and using cryptic commands to hack into corporate networks. The recently published “Insider Threat 2018 Report” however, shows that insider attacks represent a much more serious threat. As far as the security of SAP systems is concerned, insider attacks are by far the greater problem. Why that is the case and what the main risks are is the subject of this post. Continue reading

Self-Adjusting Authorizations: SAST’s new tool intelligently slims down SAP roles

SAST-SUITE_Self-Adjusting AuthorizationsCompanies find themselves challenged again and again by the immense effort required to keep employee SAP authorizations up to date during day to day business. Our new SAST SUITE module, Self-Adjusting Authorizations, takes an intelligent approach to solving the most frequent problems: It removes unused transactions automatically, increasing both compliance security and protection against data misuse, in turn reducing administrative effort.

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Audit or Penetration testing? Find your vulnerabilities before you get hurt!

SAST-Blog_Audit-vs-Pentest_Abb_1804To answer the question of which Security & Compliance check is right for you, we must first remember that the term “vulnerabilities” can refer to very different levels of your system landscape and thus refer to a number of attack vectors.

This ranges from system-side levels (e.g. operating system and network security) to the underlying database including the current parameterization of your SAP systems down to the authorizations required for operations and applications, including any SoD conflicts.

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Are your SAP licensing costs really optimized?

adobestock_90461526-akqw_jpg-e1521716775595.jpgPressure is rising steadily for companies to keep costs down and information technology has not escaped this. In the SAP environment, licensing costs make up a particularly sizeable share of the overall IT costs and they are now being reviewed once again by many companies.

Our tip today will show you how to take the first step to reducing licensing costs yourself.

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