Security and Compliance

Benefit from Quick Implementation of IT Security Best Practices

When it comes to IT security, data protection and compliance, there is no room for compromise. You need a partner you can trust – a partner like itelligence.

Cybersecurity and Data Protection Legislation in Safe Hands

IT security was once a specialized area of business, but has become a key focus for enterprises in recent years. Organizations are urgently seeking IT security best practices and security concepts that mitigate risks – both in terms of technology and IT compliance – while tackling company-specific challenges such as risk management.

IT Security & Compliance – a Matter of Trust

Whether it’s a question of enterprise IT or data center security, defense against cyber attacks or compliance with regulations, today’s businesses require an end-to-end security concept and a trusted partner to provide ongoing support.

Olaf Haag, Head of Process Integration and Architecture Management, itelligence AG

How to Successfully Embark on Your GDPR Journey

Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into force on May 25, 2018, Europe-wide? This legislation will have a massive effect on all companies, introducing greater regulation, control and governance regarding personal data. What does this mean exactly?

In short: far stricter rules for capturing, storing, processing and managing data. It’s high time for organizations to bring their SAP landscapes in order as data breaches will result in substantial fines. Are you wondering what impact GDPR will have on your company? Our experts will give you the answers.

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The Three Biggest Challenges in IT Security

1. Companies Becoming More Connected

Digitalization is turning the isolated IT systems of the past into open systems. These systems include distributed infrastructure comprising cloud software, on-premise solutions, business partner networks and machine-to-machine communication. This openness to the outside world forms the foundation for digital transformation.

However, it also means an increased vulnerability to cyber attacks. It creates some areas of uncertainty about whether data protection legislation is being complied with. In this new climate, the topics of cloud security and IoT security are increasingly pertinent.

2. Data Growing in Value

Big data forms the backbone of today’s smart, digital business landscape. Data has become the most important resource – and companies share huge volumes of data online with customers and business partners.

This makes companies an attractive target for cyber attacks, which can involve ransomware, industrial espionage and manipulation. To protect against these threats, enterprises, including SMEs, must employ a new kind of risk management.

3. Attacks Becoming More Sophisticated

According to figures provided by SAP, as many as 65 percent of companies are now reporting targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats (complex, continuous attacks on critical IT infrastructure and private data).

Professionally coordinated groups have taken over from private hackers, who mainly wanted to put their own abilities to the test. Today, wealthy organizations are able to threaten a company’s entire business infrastructure – and they are not only targeting large corporations.

What to Look Out for in Digital Risk Management and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)

Ensure Cybersecurity

When it comes to repelling external attacks and minimizing the damage they cause, basic firewalls are no longer sufficient. Companies today require intrusion detection systems as well as cloud data centers that block unauthorized access – from both physical and online sources.

With the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices, the secure operation of SAP systems is also becoming more complex. As such, it should be left in the hands of experts who are at the forefront of development and can intervene anywhere and at any moment – through managed security services, for example.

Implement a Three-Lines-of-Defense Model

Today, a company’s IT can go from secure to under threat quicker than ever. To maintain control, an enterprise needs a systematic approach for identifying, understanding, analyzing, and evaluating risks.

itelligence’s security experts help you implement a three-lines-of-defense model that synchronizes all processes in operative management, risk management and internal audits. This gives you a clear view of risks and means you always know if you are meeting compliance standards.

Benefit from End-to-End Fraud Management

Fraud in business can often be attributed to flaws in the authorization concept or IT infrastructure. With comprehensive fraud management, you are alerted to threats as soon as they arise, allowing you to react quickly and effectively.

This benefits not only your company internally, but your entire network – as business partners increasingly share IT systems that they monitor automatically. This way, you prevent unnecessary financial losses from the outset.

Gain Control of Access and Authorization Management

While identity and role management are well-established topics, their importance to IT security and compliance cannot be overstated. Today, a far greater variety of devices have access to business data – and this gives rise to new challenges.

Companies need the ability to instantly grant and remove access rights to individual systems and data as they see fit. They also have to keep track of an ever-growing workforce. And faced with an increasing number of distributed IT systems, they require single sign-on authentication across all domains.

Guarantee Secure International Trade

Digital platforms are increasingly becoming marketplaces for all kinds of goods and services. Yet, although the web is unrestricted by physical borders, many rules and regulations on international trade still apply – and it can be difficult for an individual to take all of these into account.

Businesses that work with global supply chains must therefore ensure IT compliance – especially where imports and exports are concerned. Reliable solutions and data centers enable the secure transfer of digital goods and data between trade partners.

How to Ensure Digital Security

No single piece of standalone software can guarantee digital security. Instead, it requires infrastructure that permanently monitors your IT systems and automatically captures security-relevant data. At the same time, it calls for experienced specialists to analyze this information, differentiate between critical and non-critical findings, and take necessary security measures.

Olaf Haag, Head of Process Integration and Architecture Management, itelligence AG

How We Can Support You

At itelligence, we combine our expertise in SAP applications with NTT Security’s in-depth knowledge of IT infrastructure. Thanks to our Security Operations Centers and Security Management Services, you can rely on round-the-clock support wherever you are in the world.

When it comes to implementation, we take a hands-on, long-term approach – because in digital security, there can be no half measures.

New Technology Driving the Transformation of IT Security

Digitalization is now fully underway. More and more businesses are migrating their SAP systems to SAP HANA and adapting their business processes to modern market conditions. Various migration options and best practices facilitate this changeover.

But how does it look from an IT and SAP security perspective? Which measures have to be taken to ensure security within the IoT, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori, and SAP Leonardo environment?

These are questions that can be best answered with a competent partner by your side. With our customized solution models, we accompany you through a smooth and successful digital transformation process.

SAP’s Secure Software Development Lifecycle – Part 1

Many years of experience have shown that security has to be addressed in all phases of the software development lifecycle.

Enjoy this four-minute video to better understand the topics “Security Training”, “Risk Management”, and “Secure Development”.

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