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ERP systems will increasingly be a target for attacks: report

Crowd Research Partners, with the support of ERPScan, have released the ERP Cybersecurity Survey 2017. The research revealed that there is still a lack of both awareness and security measures taken by enterprises even though the majority of cybersecurity professionals anticipate a growing number of attacks on ERP systems.

The survey of more than 1900 cybersecurity experts demonstrates that ERP security has finally hit the list of topics organizations are most concerned about, with 89 percent of security professionals expecting the number of cyberattacks against ERP systems to grow. Moreover, 30 percent of the respondents anticipate a significant increase.

However, the survey results also show that there is a lot of work left to go in the field of ERP security awareness. One in three respondents hasn’t heard about any SAP security incidents, which happen every year. This lack of awareness is one of the reasons why enterprises are falling behind on securing ERP systems. One in three respondents hasn’t taken any ERP security initiative yet and is going to address this area this year.

The report covers numerous topics related to ERP security including ERP security risks, awareness, trends, improvements, etc. Respondents were selected from various roles and companies of different sizes and industries.

Obtain the ERP Cybersecurity 2017 report (registration required).



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