One reason SAP is so popular is because of its flexibility. SAP can be customized to conform to just about any business process. But this flexibility, if not properly handled, can compromise system security, resulting in an unauthorized user access to system data. Most of the time, these security weaknesses come from poor coding practices or lack of awareness of system table settings, and only a handful are the result of malicious intent.
Don't Let Unintended Mistakes Endanger Your SAP Security!
SAP systems offer powerful security features to help find and correct system security violations. It is the responsibility of the developers, administrators, and emergency response teams to ensure system security is maintained and to review new code before it is moved into production.
However, even knowing about these tools, security lapses do occur.
For example, a well-intentioned administrator might quickly grant a user access to a specific transaction and inadvertently grant access to ALL transactions.
Or a developer’s debugging settings might accidentally pass into production, giving the developer the authority to manipulate the system code while the program is running live.
Knowing where to look for these errors is the first step.
Watch the on-demand session "Things That Go Bump in the Night: What your SAP Admins Are Up to When You Aren’t Looking", one of our GRC Days on-demand webinars, outlining several of the common SAP security issues and concrete actions security teams can take to avoid them.