Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is a critical building block for many companies. Due to the size and complexity of ERP implementation, however, security controls are often neglected until a breach actually occurs. Enforce ERP security early to enhance auditability, improve compliance, and reduce risk.
Why ERP Security Fails
ERP systems house all of the enterprise's business processes and financial data. As such, vulnerabilities in ERP processes can put financial data at risk of modification, manipulation, and fraud. The material risk to the enterprise is significant, as is the liability faced by executives if the enterprise is found non-compliant with legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley. Industry-side, ERP security is inadequate for a number of reasons: