WITH HEADER LINE – it’s not simply obsolete; it’s a risk.

shutterstock_424352977_akqw_jpgThe addition “WITH HEADER LINE” has technically been unnecessary going back several SAP versions now. This is because the statement declares both internal tables and an additional data object – the header line.

There are a large number of notes that spread awareness that the use of this statement causes various content problems. Among other things, the use of the same name means that it is not immediately apparent as to whether you are working on a table or a header line.

However, what the notes typically do not warn you about is that this kind of programming goes hand in hand with security problems for your SAP systems.

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IT Trends explained easily: Machine Learning

SAST-Blog_IT-TrendsMachine learning, Internet of Things and Blockchain are some of the new concepts that SAP Leonardo is bringing to the SAP ecosystem to reduce TCO, optimize business processes, and add more value to companies. If these terms are unknown territory for you, our new blog series “IT trends explained easily” is just right for you.

Our first article is about Machine Learning algorithms and how they can be applied.

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Is WannaCry possible for SAP systems?

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Last year, WannaCry brought some companies to the edge of absolute ruin. While the most common entry vectors are known, companies are still making it much too easy for hackers.

Officially, emails were to blame for the largest-scale cyberattack in recent years. If users clicked on the mail attachment, WannaCry implanted malware into the computers, propagated itself, and encrypted accessible data in the blink of an eye. In an alternative scenario, hackers had infiltrated the manufacturer of a subsystem and built the malware code into a software patch.
While unfamiliar emails can simply be deleted, the deployment of such a patch can undermine the in-house security system with breathtaking speed.

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Maximum access protection for your SAP tables and ABAP programs

AdobeStock_105300132w_jpgThe use of critical transactions is one of the most frequent items to be found on the lists of deficiencies prepared by auditors. And rightly so, since accessing SAP tables and ABAP programs with these kinds of transactions is unfortunately often associated with major security risks.

So how can you protect yourself from critical transaction accesses while ensuring your users have the permissions they need? Find out with our best practice tip.

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This is how to ensure a smooth migration of your SAP authorizations while simultaneously reducing your security risks

Motiv_es_SAST-SGM_72dpi_1612One of the biggest challenges that any customer faces when migrating or redesigning their SAP authorizations is ensuring the continuity of their normal business operations. As a result, IT units are often wary of curtailing user rights – so as to avoid conflicts with business departments that would result from increased testing workloads or more frequent error messages.

With SAST Safe Go-Live Management, these problems are now a thing of the past.

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