ERP Security Factors: What To Consider

A woman with several ERP security factors

Today, we’ll discuss a vital security topic. ERP security factors dictate your ERP’s cybersecurity. As such, they’re not risks or opportunities. They can be both. It merely depends on how you treat them.

Of course, security factors are plentiful. So, you can’t create a universal plan. As always, what works for you won’t work for everyone.

That said, knowing the basics is crucial. From there, we can build dedicated plans.

Why are these ERP security factors important?

ERP databases are data goldmines. So, data leakage is a primary concern for any company. We can’t forget how delicate ERP data is. Just at the surface, we have your entire financial operations.

That’s why hacking is such a prominent issue. But, you have many options to avoid that.

That takes us to our main issue…

The basic ERP security factors to worry about

An ERP security framework is complex. For each main factor, we have dozens of variables. For instance, think of people. Users can make mistakes. But, these mistakes can include:

  • Forgetting or compromising passwords.
  • Intentional threats.
  • Users losing devices with critical information.

The same goes for all factor categories. Thus, we can’t generalize security factors. But, we can talk about their main categories.

That takes us to our 3 primary categories.

People

Firstly, we must talk about human resources. Both regular users and security specialists are critical. Administrators and auditors actively prevent breaches. But, users must understand cybersecurity as well.

Policy

Secondly, we have policies. It refers to your and your vendor’s security policies. For your vendor, it’s easy to assess. You can review the available information. For your policies, it’s more complex. We’ll analyze worthy policy structures in a future article.

Technology

Finally, the technology side tackles your software. Authentication, authorization, and confidentiality are examples. Naturally, these factors come from your ERP system and security integrations.

How can you account for these ERP security factors?

Luckily, you can tackle most of them with proper education. That said, it’s still a considerable investment. Still, creating a cybersecurity culture should be a priority. Of course, you can also implement security solutions.

That’s why we’ve added security services to our catalog. Moreover, we’re offering a free consultation for new clients.

If you have any questions, book their answers today!

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