SECUDE has come to learn a sad fact. Those responsible for the safety and security of their companies data (IP) often fail to comprehend a serious risk that stares at them straight in the face – malicious insiders. There are media articles galore on this danger, but not many seem to learn the lesson.
SECUDE will participate at SAPPHIRE NOW® and ASUG Annual Conference being held June 5–7 in Orlando, Florida. SECUDE’s booth will also have a key representative from Microsoft to showcase how HALOCORE controls and protects data exports from SAP applications with Microsoft AIP.
Information, such as pricing, inventory management and consumption-based planning, that is included in SAP Material Management need to be protected. Often access to such complex and sensitive material data is unregulated based on the quoting procedures and exports of such information are frequent.
It now known to the entire world, and not just Facebook users, that data of over 50 million accounts have been misused in direct violation of agreed terms between the Social Media giant and ‘integrated’ third-party applications. This could have been avoided had proper ‘safeguards’ been taken.
CISOs are increasingly investing in robust data security solutions, such as DLP, assuming that their organization’s data will be perfectly secure. Most DLPs are content-based solutions that function based on key words. While it might seem secure, they could lead to complications, such as ‘false positives’ and ‘false negatives’, maybe even leading to permitted data being blocked and unauthorized data passing through the security filter.
“Students should take risks and join smaller companies as they offer much wider and deeper experience than enterprise environments,” says Dr. Heiner Kromer, Chairman, SECUDE, in his key note address at the inauguration of the IT Security Department at the University of Luzern, Switzerland, on 22nd February 2018. Here is the transcript of his presentation.
In January 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered the Internet to be cleansed of free VPN access by March 2018. Going by the progress of things in the country, they are ready to impose the ban by the end of February. In such a scenario, how can companies secure data in China?
Intel, recently, admitted that the majority of processors running in all devices have an inherent weakness making them susceptible to espionage. This isn’t surprising as embedded electronic espionage has been in vogue since World War 2. However the key question that businesses need to ask is: Can data be protected?
SECUDE participated in the NASSCOM-DSCI Annual Information Security Summit 2017 that was held from December 13-15 at The Leela Palace, Gurgaon. If you missed us there, here is brief account of what transpired. And we are interested to talk to you!
In contrast to content-based Data Loss Prevention (DPL) software, context-aware DLP solutions have the ability to discern the context of the data flow (to and from) and the user. Thereby they enable CISOs to leverage existing investments in SAP data security.