IT security and audit lines of defense rely on guidance you provide to make important strategic security-related decisions. As experts in SAP operations and masters of SAP’s ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) language, your SAP operations team all speak a common jargon when it comes to doing their jobs.
The problems arise when it comes to offering meaningful, actionable input to the IT and Audit lines of defense to help them make well-informed security decisions.
Your ops team struggles to connect with your other lines of defense because they need a deeper understanding of SAP technology and their processes from a security and attacker’s perspective. Without creating a common sense on threats and risk, they can’t work with your other two lines of defense to protect your business holistically.
Complicating matters further is the fact that when your ops team does try to communicate proactively, they may be using a lot of SAP jargon. Terms familiar to SAP Operations may be unfamiliar or mean something completely different to other departments. This only leads to further confusion — and a bigger risk to security.