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.

Cyber Security and Data Protection Legislation in Safe Hands

Once a specialised area of business, IT security has become a key focus for enterprises in recent years. Organisations 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, defending against cyber attacks or complying 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 Embark Successfully on Your GDPR Journey

Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into force on 25 May 2018? This legislation will have a massive effect on all companies, introducing greater regulation, control and governance over personal data.

Far stricter rules for capturing, storing, processing and managing data will be introduced. Are you wondering what impact GDPR will have on your company? Learn from our experts.

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The Three Biggest Challenges in IT Security

1. Companies Becoming More Connected

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

However, it also means a heightened vulnerability to cyber attacks. Moreover, it creates some areas of uncertainty over 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 it online with customers and business partners.

This makes them 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 organisations 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 Cyber Security

When it comes to repelling external attacks and minimising the damage they cause, basic firewalls are no longer sufficient. Companies today require intrusion detection systems as well as cloud data centres that block unauthorised 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-Defence Model

A company’s IT landscape today can go from secure to under threat more quickly than ever before. To maintain control, an enterprise needs a systematic approach for identifying, understanding, analysing, and evaluating risks.

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

Benefit from End-to-End Fraud Management

Fraud in business can often be attributed to flaws in the authorisation 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. In this way, you prevent unnecessary financial losses from the outset.

Gain Control of Access and Authorisation 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 analyse 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.

And 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

Digitalisation 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?

itelligence can answer these questions and with our customised solution models, we can 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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