“Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite and SAP (ECC) can be foundational for businesses. A breach of such critical ERP applications can lead to unexpected downtime, increased compliance risk, diminished brand confidence and project delays,” said Frank Dickson, Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products with IDC. “Cyber miscreants seem to be indiscriminate when it comes to ERP systems, having an appetite for all types of data, which, if in the wrong hands, could be detrimental to the business in terms of revenue and reputation.”
Among the 64% of enterprises that have experienced breaches of large ERP platforms in the last 24 months, reported compromised information includes sales data (50 percent), HR data (45 percent), customer personally identifiable information (41 percent), intellectual property (36 percent) and financial data (34 percent). Additional findings of the sponsored survey include:
- 78% of respondents report that ERP application users are audited every 90 days or more
- 74% of SAP and Oracle EBS applications are connected to the internet
- 56% of C-level executives are concerned or very concerned about moving ERP applications to the cloud
Onapsis has published a blog titled: ERP Security & IT General Controls: Questions Every Organization Needs to Ask’ to help enterprise application, GRC and cyber-security teams assess their organizations ERP risk and compliance controls, The blog outlines best practices for cross-departmental collaboration and the types of information that will produce the most satisfactory assessment for internal and external auditors.
To evaluate the state of securing these applications, IDC surveyed 430 IT decision makers who were knowledgeable about their organization's ERP applications and the protections provided to them.
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