Phishing in ERP: Where’s The Risk?

Someone stealing a letter from a laptop, symbolizing how phishing works in ERP

Today, online security is different. The pandemic spiked cyberattacks considerably. Naturally, phishing wasn’t the exception. With nearly double the threat, what can you do? Are you at risk of phishing in ERP?

Sadly, ERP is prime for data breaches. The information available can cost millions for any firm. Thus, it could be a prime target.

Why should you worry about phishing in ERP?

Last year, phishing cases skyrocketed. The same was true for most cybercrime. We also covered this in our ransomware article. As expected, remote work was also a security risk.

For scammers, remote work creates countless chances. Each connection becomes a liability. As such, phishing risks increase considerably.

Where does the risk of phishing in ERP come from?

Phishing in ERP can come from many reasons. For instance, updates and staff rotation are two factors. QSoftware has a great list of risk factors. They break down many reasons. But, let’s summarize the main five.

  • Operational changes

Naturally, changing business processes incurs risk. You have to test new users or grant permissions. So, you allow people to access critical data.

  • App customization

Today, app customization is critical. Yet, modifying software can be risky. You must follow similar security guidelines. Without them, you can open more doors to scammers.

  • User changes

Of course, changing staff is a primary risk. You must ensure no one has access to data after leaving. That’s why offboarding is crucial for any company. It lets you delete sensitive data access.

  • General negligence

Periodically, you must audit your software. That way, you can spot risky errors and anomalies. Security isn’t about solving issues. It’s also about preventing them. Thus, keep your system’s health in check.

  • Poor ERP implementation

Finally, poor implementation is a huge problem. Often, implementation includes setting up security. Thus, lousy integration can risk your business.

Implementation failure comes in many ways. For more information on what to avoid, check out our article on Hershey’s problems.

How can you prevent phishing in ERP?

Now, phishing in ERP demands premium security solutions. Think of what options you can use with your ERP software. On the other hand, good support is a must.

That’s where Zero Point comes in!

We’ve included the solutions you need in our services. For help, book a free meeting today!

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