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How to Reduce ERP Security Risks

March 11, 2019 / Sean Michael Kerner

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are among the most critical enterprise applications that an organization operates and as such, they represent a lucrative target for attackers. In a session at the RSA Conference last week, Onapsis CTO JP Perez-Etchegoyen outlined what's behind ERP breaches and provided additional insight in an interview with eWEEK. Perez-Etchegoyen said that ERP is a class of business-critical applications that many organizations are legally required to protect against data loss. ERP applications are developed by multiple vendors, though the largest deployments are from SAP and Oracle. "Nation-states are targeting ERP applications to extract financial reports; they are targeting different types of internet-facing portals and applications to get data from those systems,"Perez-Etchegoyen told eWEEK. Onapsis is a provider of ERP security technology and has been actively engaged in research to identify vulnerabilities in recent years. In April 2018,...