GDPR for SAP: Data Security Implementation Guide

Why Implementing Data Security in SAP?

SAP systems are used by the majority of Fortune 2000 companies and store all kinds of critical personal data. Moreover, SAP landscapes are continuously changing: people come and go; authorization concepts grow obsolete; new vulnerabilities are coming through all the time. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the system that is secure today might be compromised tomorrow. This is why we cannot blindly trust the initial design an d blocking mechanisms. The only option is to endlessly monitor the latest changes of data flows.

Are SAP users ready?

How does the GDPR affect SAP systems?

The upcoming GDPR will bring substantial changes to the way organizations process personal data. Companies will turn to more transparent methods and inspire the confidence of their clients and governmental organizations or face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover (whichever is the greatest). SAP users should stick to the principles and implement the practices that are defined by the GDPR to ensure proper protection of the personal data processed in their systems.

How to Implement Data Security in SAP?

Our implementation guide outlines the specific security tasks related to the GDPR that have to be taken care of at different stages of the SAP lifecycle. To show compliance with the GDPR, companies should assess data processing and security controls of SAP, mitigate risks, and detect data breaches.

Audit your systems for personal data, establish sound SAP security control capabilities, and you will ensure compliance with the GDPR. After all, the trust of your partners, customers, and vendors is at stake.

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