SAP's transition to an enterprise cloud company has changed the way SAP customers consider and implement their enterprise security strategy. The inclusion of SAP HANA-based systems adds further complexity to these considerations, particularly when these systems are running in hybrid or cloud-based environments. Organizations now need to find a way forward that doesn't rely on existing physical and network security, and instead expands the security perimeter to include not only local systems, but also those that are running in cloud-based environments.
In Q1 of 2020, SAPinsider surveyed over 150 members of our community to understand their current enterprise security strategy, and how their move to cloud-based applications and environments, combined with their deployment of SAP HANA-based systems, is impacting their plans. Based on the responses that we received in the survey, organizations that are determining and implementing their enterprise security strategy must:
- Take a more holistic approach to enterprise security strategy that involves corporate culture.
- Build an integrated strategy that is aligned with controls and business processes and integrates existing systems.
- Ensure that education is a key part of the strategy.
- Plan for a strategy that will include the cloud, even if it is not currently a key deployment environment.
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