Organizations today face unique security challenges within their SAP ecosystems. Specifically, they need to protect their sensitive data within their SAP applications and other business-critical applications as well as the data shared with partners and suppliers.
KPMG, a NextLabs partner, will be hosting an event in its
Chicago office, “Next-Gen SAP Access
Governance Solutions: Protecting Data & Regulatory Compliance” on September
27, 10:30am CT, where you’ll see live demos on how you can leverage Dynamic
Authorization Management, Attribute-Based Access Control, Enterprise Digital
Rights Management, and Cloud Access Governance to overcome these challenges.
You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the use
cases, the solutions, and industry best practices for enhancing your security
posture within your SAP and non-SAP environments.
We’re in the midst of a key paradigm shift when it comes to
security. Instead of focusing on the perimeter like in the old days, attention has
now turned to focusing on the data itself. What with the proliferation of cloud
services, mobile and IoT advancements, and increasingly globalized workforces,
trying to contain the perimeter hasn’t gotten out of hand.
As a result, security professionals are developing
strategies and implementing solutions focused on controlling access to
sensitive data stores and applications themselves as these are where the most
sensitive and/or confidential data originate from.
Thankfully, NextLabs and the Identity-Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) were prescient enough to see this trend coming. The IDSA is comprised of two dozen identity and security vendors (including NextLabs), solution providers, and practitioners that act as an independent source of education and information on identity-centric security strategies. The group facilitates collaboration via a knowledge base spanning practical guidance, best practices, and validated solutions for reducing the risk of data breaches.
Ultimately, the IDSA believes that identity-centric security
controls can help organizations combine identity and security capabilities to
improve their security postures. From unstructured data to applications to
attributes, managing and controlling access from identity to data is the key.
For more info… To read more about the Zero Trust model, you can download the paper here. Additionally, if you’d like to see a demo on how NextLabs can help you put the Zero Trust model into action, click here.
SAP security requirements are becoming increasingly complex.
Security threats, data restrictions, emerging regulations, and innovation in
technology is leading traditional approaches to security and access governance
to become costly, unmanageable, and without adequate risk coverage in many
cases. As your technology landscape evolves, so should your approach to
managing security and access governance.
KPMG, a NextLabs partner, will be hosting a webcast, “ERP Risk Series – Next Generation Security
Considerations for SAP” onJuly 11,
2pm ET. They’ll discuss strategies for evolving your access governance and
next generation SAP security considerations. The webcast will be hosted by
Brian Jensen (Managing Director of the Oracle Risk Management Team), and the
featured presenter will be Jonathan Levitt (Director Advisory, GRC Technology).
One CPE credit will be available to U.S. participants who
meet the eligibility requirements.
Attribute-based access control (“ABAC” for short) has reached the point of mass adoption with respect to access control technologies. In fact, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence developed a reference design for ABAC that provides organizations “greater efficiency, flexibility, scalability security.” To ensure that those benefits are realized, however, it’s essential to establish best practice guidelines when it comes to implementing ABAC successfully.
ABAC can be instrumental in reducing enterprise risks such as insider threats, loss of customer data and personally identifiable information (PII), leakage of trade secrets and intellectual property, and fraud. The use of context in access decisions can also lead to substantial cost savings since ABAC systems enable more efficient policy management and regulatory compliance. Furthermore, organizations can continue to leverage much, if not all, of their previous investment in existing IT infrastructure. more “Words of Wisdom: How to Ensure a Successful ABAC Implementation”…
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been receiving much press the last couple years on both sides of “the pond” and for good reason. It impacts companies not just in Europe but potentially anywhere in the world.
If you’re unfamiliar with dynamic authorization, be prepared for an epiphany of sorts. It could very well be the biggest little secret you’ve never heard of with respect to data security. What with all the cloud apps, mobile devices, Big Data, and productivity tools that consume our professional lives these days, legacy access control solutions are having a difficult time keeping pace. more “Why Dynamic Authorization Is a Big Deal in Data Security”…
Buzz words always amaze me. I love them if I think I coined them I love them until I think they are old and tired, but no matter what they seem to have a life of their own. Business transformation and Digital business transformation are a very hot topic these days in the enterprise space, but what does Digital Business Transformation really mean:
Mobile first and cloud-enabled
Collaboration requirements include always on, with seamless access anywhere and anytime, 24/7
Digitally connected supply chains for highly responsive or just-in-time production
Hyper-connected and complex business applications that are iPhone easy to use
Internet of Things and Big Data driving real-time data decision streams and massive data volumes
We know the problem. Enterprise level Digital Rights Management usually means that I can encrypt something, (usually MSFT Office or PDF), but then when I try to share it with someone who should be able to access it I waste a boatload of time trying to get them access and eventually I just send the data in clear text and tell them not to share it. Uh-oh
EDRM can be a pain or even worse puts me in a position of being out of compliance with internal security policies or even worse . . . governmental regulations. Now to be clear, I have never done anything like this. I am simply giving it as an example of what I have heard from others . . . right? In today’s hyperconnected world I need to be able to share/collaborate securely with people in the extended enterprise, partners, etc. anytime, anywhere and on any device, 24/7. . . is that too much to ask? Oh and by the way, my life is more than just Microsoft Office and PDF documents, I need to share lot’s of different file types . . . you know the drill.
Oh last but not least, I need the EDRM to be automatic, seamless, and deeply integrated with SAP, since that is where most of this work happens for me.