For most organizations, the biggest hurdle to achieving SAP cybersecurity is a lack of visibility into their own operations.

Without a steadfast way to map security activities end-to-end, you can’t know where you’re vulnerable … until you’re the victim of a cyberattack, and it’s too late.

That’s a hard lesson to learn, and one you can’t truly afford.

But what if there were a tool that could grant you that insight? What if there were a way to map the operational areas of SAP against your core cybersecurity functions?

The NO MONKEY Security Matrix gives your business a way to protect critical SAP applications by aligning your cybersecurity activities with business requirements, risk tolerances, resources, and your overall security strategy.

The NO MONKEY Security Matrix Combines Cybersecurity Governance with Operational Cybersecurity

The Security Matrix helps you with both.

Using the NO MONKEY Security Matrix as a governance tool will give you a silo-free, comprehensive view of what goes into protecting an entire SAP landscape, giving you end-to-end insight into your SAP security, in line with industry-recognized frameworks.

The Security Matrix is based on the National Institute of Standards (NIST) and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) core functions and adapted specifically for SAP operational areas. The combination of the two yields a powerful and holistic application of the CSF for SAP cybersecurity.

Here’s how they come together:

First, there are four main operational areas that need to be considered when securing SAP solutions end-to-end:

Integration – This area of SAP Operations focuses on the security of different integration scenarios within your SAP systems and for third-party tools integrating with your SAP environment.

Platform – Consideration of the vulnerabilities, hardening, and configuration of the SAP software.

Access – Consideration of access control and user authorizations measures and methodologies of SAP software.

Customization – Consideration of the customization of SAP software – including change management, custom code, business customizing, legacy interfaces, and add-ons.

Then, each of these SAP operational areas has five cybersecurity core functions that need to be considered to ensure protection:

Identify – Develop an organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risk to systems, people, assets, data, and capabilities.

Protect – Develop and implement appropriate safeguards to ensure delivery of critical services.

Detect – Develop and implement appropriate activities to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event.

Respond – Develop and implement appropriate activities to take action regarding a detected cybersecurity incident.

Recover – Develop and implement appropriate activities to maintain plans for resilience and to restore any capabilities or services that were impaired due to a cybersecurity incident.

The NO MONKEY Security Matrix

The NO MONKEY Security Matrix makes it straightforward for organizations of all sizes to apply the principles and best practices of risk management to proactively protect business critical SAP applications. Hover over the yellow dots below to see examples of how the matrix works.

How to Use the NO MONKEY Security Matrix

The Security Matrix can be used in three ways:

SAP Security Matrix Uses

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