Executive summary

For the SAP Expert


With SAP applications increasingly becoming vulnerable to cyber threats, SAP security experts should consider implementing fool-proof data protection strategies with a Zero Trust approach.

After carefully analyzing the threat landscape and buy-in from CISO, the proposed data- centric protection solution should provide real-time visibility of what sensitive data is leaving the SAP system and along with notifications in case of data leakage.

Data in the SAP environment is not secure: Most SAP data leaks happen under the surface

SAP is the most prevalent ERP platform in the world today with applications handling product lifecycle, finance, customer relationship, human resource and many other key processes. These applications store and transact vast amounts of business-critical information. This is common knowledge. However, are SAP Experts aware of a hidden danger?

Data is the greatest asset. How secure is it for SAP users? 

Cybercriminals are targeting SAP business applications. Recently, researchers from security firm Onapsis found and reported the vulnerability estimate that 40,000 SAP customers worldwide might be affected.

Over 2,500 vulnerable SAP systems are directly exposed to the internet and are at higher risk of being hacked. But attackers who gain access to local networks can compromise other deployments. 

An organization’s data could be leaking due to uncontrolled user downloads and data flows in the background. That is right. SAP security can’t stop SAP users from leaking IP and sensitive data that they have access to due to lack of SAP data export control. 

What must SAP Experts do?

Do SAP Experts have visibility into what happens to their organization’s data once they are downloaded? We bet they do not. This is because standard SAP does not provide visibility of unauthorized SAP data exports or data streams.

Thus, the first thing for them would be to consider implementing a system that gives them real-time visibility of what sensitive data is at the risk of leaving their SAP system, along with the capability to provide real-time notifications in case of data leakage.

Following this would be the need to secure all data irrespective of whether it is authorized to be shared or is to be blocked.

SECUDE’s HALOCORE is a unique data-centric security solution that utilizes Azure Information Protection (AIP) to protect data and other intellectual property downloaded from SAP.

It is an innovative Zero Trust security approach that allows enterprises to maintain a high level of control and security over data extracted from SAP within and outside of an organization. 




Automate SAP export control and reduce effort for SAP authorization management