As a business asset, the ERP is more valuable then any other entity in your entire pipeline. And given the mobile nature of cloud and ERP, the inclusion of more devices and access points has raised concerns about security. All this becomes even more important in the wake of the fact that traditional ideas of security fail to deliver when it comes to mobile.
Here is a compilation of industry best practices to make sure your ERP implementation is safe and secure:
- Big data analytics: A distributed network is complex, with many nodes that can serve to take input. The right method of monitoring such a configuration is through the use of big data analytics. This makes use of the predictive power of big data to analyze traffic patterns and report irregularities.
- Password management: Most of the time the threats to a system are internal, so you need to make sure no one holds all the keys. Set up a password update system that doesn’t let old logins linger for too long and can’t be compromised by knowing a single password.
- Conduct penetration testing: White-hat hacking is a great idea for stress-testing your implementation. Hire a security consultant and have him test the system to its limits. This might be costly up front, but the gains in terms of data security and access safety will be unparalleled.
ERP security is tricky, and it’s only be being vigilant and thinking creatively that this problem can be solved.
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