Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Berlin’s water supply and wastewater disposal company, is a public institution and is therefore subject to special legal requirements. High security standards apply to both business processes and its IT operations. As a consequence, setting up transparent SAP authorization management company-wide to meet all of these requirements was one of the water company’s most critical tasks.
Managing a large number of user accounts often presents companies with a major challenge. It’s particularly difficult when user identities need to be maintained in several systems, directory services, or databases. This frequently results in a lack of transparency, conflicts in the segregation of duties (SoD), and an increase in the effort required to address them.
They say that major events cast a shadow that portends their arrival. In SAP environments, this applies in particular to the transition to S/4HANA, which companies will need to make before maintenance for SAP ERP expires in 2025.
As we covered this pending migration from various perspectives at our SAST DAYS 2019 event, interest in the topics of authorizations and code security was especially high. Let’s take a look back at those exciting days, which presented a balanced mix of current challenges and assorted solutions.
Takeda’s twin objectives were to accelerate and simplify its authorization assignment process while deploying a tool that was simultaneously capable of providing vulnerability monitoring for its SAP backend worldwide. Continue reading
New features for the SAST SUITE: the SAST Enhanced SoD and Control Reporting.
Every company that needs to redesign its authorizations after an audit knows the challenges: perplexed in the screening and analysis of all identified risks. Our new features for the SAST SUITE enable you to periodically report your risks and mitigations – fast and intuitively.