SAPinsider Magazine | 2021 | Issue 2

On the Cover

A global shift to remote working in 2020 introduced new risks, vulnerabilities, and security issues to the business landscape. The roles of security and access management have been elevated to ensure not only compliance, but a concept taken for granted prior to the pandemic: business continuity. The cover story in this edition of SAPinsider Magazine explores how Lundbeck, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Denmark, ensured the business could streamline its development of specialty therapies for people with disorders of the central nervous system by moving to an automated security platform capable of performing in a hybrid landscape. Lundbeck’s Solutions Architect for Access and Security, Kirsten Kjerkegaard, shares her perspective on page 22, about how trends in SAP and security have changed during her career, one being a greater emphasis on having a global security system in place.

Learn from other subject matter experts in the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) space in the best practice article, A Holistic Approach to Managing Cybersecurity and Protecting Your Data, on page 34. Or, take a deep dive into patching in the technical column, The Power of Prevention: How Patching and Awareness Can Fortify SAP Systems Against Hacks, on page 54.

Additional articles and special features in this edition include:

  • A special section looking at reactions to and perspectives on the new RISE with SAP offering (pages 4 – 21);
  • How The Comfort Group, a leader in the Autralasian bedding market, is automating its closing processes (page 38);
  • How to realize value from your cloud and SAP journeys (page 42); and
  • A thought-provoking perspective on migrating to SAP S/4HANA for the right reasons (page 28).

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