Ethical Hackers at Rhino Security Labs released information about serious security holes within Oracle applications this week. Millions of records were at risk across numerous state and federal agencies, colleges and ports.
There are several causes of an event like this. Lax security and poor change control policies are at the forefront. Isn’t it time to stop “hoping” that you do not get hacked? Utilizing the ERP Firewall for multi-factor authentication could have stopped access like this before it started.
Oracle released the patch for this issue more than two years ago. Two years and it is still an issue in production systems around the world. Maintenance and security go hand in hand. If your organization cannot stay current on maintenance – then you owe it to you customers to implement the ERP Firewall to protect their data. If your organization stays current with maintenance you still owe your customers the same protection level of the ERP Firewall.
As the article states, “This is somewhat bigger than, than some of the major data breaches we’ve seen in the credit card industry,” said Caudill. “Even though there’s many fewer records here, only a few million, we’re talking about Social Security numbers, date of births, everything you need for identity theft, as opposed to credit card theft.”
Securing your applications is not an option it is mandatory. Make the call today, because it is not just your job your saving it is your identity.
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