SAP Security Briefing

Thursday, March 7, 2013 7 years ago 14:00 - 16:30

An afternoon in which we brought you presentations and discussion on SAP security.

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SAP systems often consist of very complex architectures and employ a myriad of integration choices in order to offer interoperability with enterprise systems. This has led to a situation whereby a SAP deployment can expose an incomprehensibly massive attack surface and can often expose an organization to the very real threat of compromise. As SAP systems are the core operational system of many businesses, even the smallest level of compromise can have devastating effects.

By attending this session you will learn why Segregation of Duty (SoD) controls are just not enough, which current threats exist (data theft, espionage, fraud, sabotage etc.) to your SAP systems that could be exploited by nefarious parties, and how you can utilise traditional and familiar network and application security best practices/principals to help protect your business-critical information from attack.

In this briefing we will:

  • Look at common security issues often present in SAP systems due to Operating System, Application and Database misconfigurations.
  • Highlight how attackers exploit architectural weaknesses in networks to circumvent security controls.
  • Demonstrate practical and effective attacks against SAP systems – from simple to highly advanced.
  • Illustrate how real world threats to SAP systems can be realised.
  • Raise awareness of how these vulnerabilities are introduced into your business critical systems.
  • Offer remedial advice and present possible mitigation strategies.


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MWR is an accredited member of The Cyber Security Incident Response Scheme (CSIR) approved by CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers).
MWR is certified under the Cyber Incident Response (CIR) scheme to deal with sophisticated targeted attacks against networks of national significance.
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MWR’s consultants hold Certified Simulated Attack Manager (CCSAM) and Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS) qualifications and are authorized by CREST to perform STAR penetration testing services.