Two-Thirds of Firms Have Suffered ERP Data Breaches
A new study by Onapsis and IDC highlights how enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications can undermine the data protection efforts of companies. In the past two years, 64% of businesses that use SAP or Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) have experienced a breach of their ERP environment.
The compromised data often included sales data (50%), HR data (45%), personal customer information (41%), intellectual property (36%) and financial data (34%). Frank Dickson of IDC warns that because “ERP applications can be foundational for businesses, a breach of such critical ERP applications can lead to unexpected downtime, increased compliance risk, diminished brand confidence and project delays.”