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Companies are under attack. More and more attacks result in costly and/or high-profile security breaches.
The world is currently experiencing a wave of digital transformation, that brings with it not only new levels of complexities such as these, but also offers opportunities for organizations to strengthen their cyber resiliency. Accenture, together with strategic partner Onapsis, have developed an integrated approach to deliver security by design to our clients, at any phase of their digital SAP transformation journeys. This Accenture methodology has embedded security concepts as an integral part of the overarching solution – therefore enabling clients to better understand their respective security implications and opportunities in order to effectively “transform”.
In this keynote, Accenture leader Britta Simms, responsible for SAP Platform Security in Europe, will present this joint approach to achieving integrated security by design, as part of the S/4 transformation lifecycle.
Defining strategies on governance, risk management, compliance, security, and identity beyond the SAP silo
Business applications are under change. While some remain on-premises and in traditional architectures, others have shifted to the cloud – and several of these being provided by specialist vendors such as Workday or Salesforce. The established vendors such as SAP also are changing their platforms, applications, and delivery models, while also acquiring SaaS vendors such as SuccessFactors and Ariba. The days of homogeneous, vendor-focused, one-stop-shopping business applications are past. Most organizations are dealing with a heterogeneous landscape of business applications, regarding both vendors and deployment models. While this raises the more fundamental questions whether IT organizations that still have a SAP unit are still reflecting today’s reality, or should undergo fundamental change, there is an ever more pressing need for delivering governance, risk management, compliance, security, and identity for all types of business applications and beyond to other parts of the IT services such as ESM/ITSM (Enterprise/IT Service Management) and newly born digital services.
Martin Kuppinger will look at this evolution and discuss what to change and how to balance depth of capabilities for certain environments with the need for a broad support of heterogeneous (business) applications
In order to effectively protect organizations, the constantly changing threat landscape needs to be understood. Threats could initiate from inside or outside of the organization, targeting the infrastructure, applications or users to obtain business critical data. Our panel discussion will focus on the most recent SAP threats, what’s different with the move to S/4, and valuable lessons learned on the importance of an integrated approach. We will talk with Dr. Rene Driessel – SAP Security Lead DACH at Accenture and Frederik Weidemann – Chief Technical Evangelist at Onapsis, to dive deep into today’s SAP security landscape.
With 77 percent of the world’s transaction revenue touching SAP ERP systems, these crown jewels have long been the prime target for cybercrime and internal threats due to Separation of Duties (SOD) risks, weak access controls and lack of identity management and governance. Today, a holistic approach to security in SAP—and other business systems—is not a nice-to-have but a must-have. This session will give attendees a deep understanding of the current threat landscape and a 3600 perspective on what is needed for not only integrated security but also audit and compliance in the complex SAP environment.
Cyber-attacks can have severe consequences when it comes to SAP S/4HANA applications.
These attacks increasingly focus on the company’s application layer and use privileged user accounts. Unfortunately, many security departments see the SAP application layer as a “black box,” and they view the security of SAP applications as the responsibility of their Basis or SAP application colleagues, leaving these applications at risk. Securing an SAP S/4HANA business application environment involves more than roles and authorizations.
The loss of sensitive data can lead to severe penalties, damages reputation, and endanger the overall business of businesses within minutes.
This session helps SAP decision makers (CIOs, CFOs, and CISOs) and IT operations managers successfully meet these challenges and secure their SAP landscapes.