There’s an old Hollywood saying that showcases the cinematic battle between the well-armed and the ill-prepared:
“Never bring a knife to a gun fight.”
Classic quote. But a far more accurate representation of today’s conflict between hackers and legacy application owners might read:
“Never bring a slingshot to a nuclear bombardment”
ERP systems, the cornerstone of many organization’s application infrastructures, are typically wielding slingshots when battling bad actors with sophisticated technology and pervasive social attacks.
ERP systems have been increasingly targeted by hackers and nation state cyber terrorist due to several factors:
In 2018, a report was published by Onapsis and Digital Shadows detailing current trends in ERP security. Both firms are active in forensic consulting and incident response. Some of the key findings included:
ERP systems have been around for thirty plus years. For many organizations they are like the foundation of a house. Key business operations rely on the availability and integrity of their functionality. Disrupting that availability or compromising that integrity would likely result in significant losses – or worse – to the business.
In 2019, attacks against ERP systems will continue to evolve. And regardless of whether the intent is to steal data or to disrupt business operations, these attacks will look for cracks in that foundation.
Appsian can help protect against those attacks. Appsian can help shore up your foundation.
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