SAP Data Security


What Is Data Security?

Data security is the practice of protecting data from unauthorized access, corruption, or theft throughout its lifecycle. Data security includes every aspect of information security, from the physical security of hardware and storage devices to administrative and access controls and application security. It also includes putting in place specific controls, standard policies, and procedures to protect data from a range of threats.

What Is SAP Data Security?

SAP security for the intelligence enterprise falls into four categories: identity and access governance, data protection and privacy, cybersecurity, and enterprise risk and compliance. In the data protection and privacy area, SAP has implemented a wide range of measures to help protect data controlled by SAP and its customers. These measures include:

What Is Data Security?

Data security is the practice of protecting data from unauthorized access, corruption, or theft throughout its lifecycle. Data security includes every aspect of information security, from the physical security of hardware and storage devices to administrative and access controls and application security. It also includes putting in place specific controls, standard policies, and procedures to protect data from a range of threats.

What Is SAP Data Security?

SAP security for the intelligence enterprise falls into four categories: identity and access governance, data protection and privacy, cybersecurity, and enterprise risk and compliance. In the data protection and privacy area, SAP has implemented a wide range of measures to help protect data controlled by SAP and its customers. These measures include:

  • Data Processing Agreements: SAP signs data processing agreements with its cloud services provider, which mirror the terms of SAP’s customer-facing data protection agreement and include standard contractual clauses (SCCs). SAP implements and maintains technical and organizational measures to adequately protect personal data.
  • Data Transfer Impact Assessments: SAP publishes FAQs to support customers with questions related to data transfer impact assessments when they are using SAP Cloud services.
  • Data Protection Management System: The SAP data protection management system uses SAP’s data protection controls framework for all internal data protection and privacy controls, which cover the requirements of international industry standards.
  • Internal Data Protection: SAP regularly trains employees and ensures data protection compliance with regular audits on the business and legal entity levels.

Further Resources for SAPinsiders

10 Best Practices for Enforcing Data Security, Control, and Consistency in the Software Logistics Process. In this article, security architect Kehinde Eseyin provides best practices, tips, and guidelines for ensuring that the process of making changes and transporting changed data in the SAP ABAP system is well secured against possible security threats and risks.

A Holistic Approach to Managing Cybersecurity & Protecting Your Data. This article provides tips and best practices to secure your data in the intelligent enterprise. SAP offers nearly a dozen solutions employed by many organizations — including SAP itself — to respond to compliance and security requirements and, in the event of a breach, minimize the impact, relates Bruce Romney, Senior Director of Product Marketing for SAP Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Security Solutions.

Overview of SAP Cybersecurity and Data Protection Solutions. In this presentation, Arndt Lingscheid, Global Solution Owner Cybersecurity and Data Protection at SAP SE, details steps organizations can take to secure the SAP S/4HANA business application environment.

Vendors that can assist SAP customers with data security include: Appsian Security, Capgemini, Fastpath, HPE, Intel, Kyriba, Layer Seven Security, NetApp, Onapsis, Rackspace, Saviynt, Security Weaver, Thales, Virtustream, Xiting, and Xpandion.

 

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  1. 3 Ways Data Virtualization Can De-Risk SAP Data Security and Data Integrity by enosix

    Published: 13/July/2023

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Data security and integrity are on the minds of every corporate CIO. Risks from the outside, like cyber attacks, ransomware and phishing are what typically comes to mind. But what about data security and integrity issues from within–specifically those tied to integrations? For SAP enterprise ERP customers, this can be a widespread issue as SAP…
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    Thales Partners with Google Cloud to Deliver AI-Powered Security Capabilities

    Published: 06/July/2023

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Data security is a key focus for all SAP organizations, yet fewer than one-quarter of organizations knew precisely where all of their data was stored. Data can be scattered across multiple databases and files. This is only complicated by the fact that many organizations have hybrid deployments between on-premise and cloud systems. This not only…
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    Explore how customers have successfully consolidated their SAP landscape, achieving cost reduction and driving revenue growth through streamlined observability, security, compliance, integrations, and business operations monitoring and alerting. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access and Mastering SAP Preferred Access members only.Log In Join Now
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    Reducing Cybersecurity Risk

    Published: 07/March/2023

    Reading time: 7 mins

    As organizations continue to accelerate their move to the cloud it is critical that they put in place plans that will not only help them manage and balance their new cloud-based and existing on-premise solutions but ensure that the backups of these environments are both secure and immutable. But while it is crucial that backups…
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    Video: Reducing Cybersecurity Risk

    As organizations continue to accelerate their move to the cloud it is critical that they put in place plans that will not only help them manage and balance their new cloud-based and existing on-premise solutions but ensure that the backups of these environments are both secure and immutable. But while it is crucial that backups…
  6. How to Protect Data at Rest

    Published: 02/February/2023

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Companies often prioritize data they are actively using within their cybersecurity planning and infrastructure. However, it is important that they do not overlook data at rest. Examples of data at rest include archives, online backups, client copies for quality assurance and development environments, and disaster recovery sites. Though it may not be top of mind,…
  7. Protecting Hybrid and Multi-cloud Data

    Published: 28/December/2022

    Reading time: 1 min

    While public cloud providers are responsible for the protection and availability of the cloud, it is still the customer’s responsibility to protect resources in the cloud. This is further complicated by the fact that the in-solution tools that public cloud providers offer are also very different from each other. So protecting data across a multi-cloud…
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    Why Supplementing SAP Cybersecurity Is Vital

    Published: 22/November/2022

    Reading time: 9 mins

    Everything that makes SAP systems so useful for business operations also makes them crucial to protect. All of the critical data stored within must be safeguarded with the highest priority. In this article, you can learn about the best ways to find third-party solutions to security issues and dissolve the silos that can hamper your…
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    Security For Your SAP Future

    Published: 01/July/2022

    Reading time: 7 mins

    The number one factor impacting decisions around security for SAP systems is the need to protect access to the sensitive and confidential data in those systems. Attacks are becoming more common, particularly for organizations located in APJ,  and some of the challenges that were identified by respondents to recent SAPinsider research were detecting those threats…
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    Jabil Turns to UI Masking for Stronger Data Protection

    The proliferation of data privacy regulations and laws has prompted organizations to beef up their data privacy and protection. One way to protect data without the inconvenience of encryption is data masking or user interface (UI) masking. One company taking full advantage of SAP’s UI masking feature is Jabil, a St. Petersburg, Fla.-based global manufacturing…