How secure is your SAP authorization concept?

March 3, 2020

by

Peter Rattey

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SAP Authorization

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SAP Compliance

This blog article is going to help you further…

… The man who never lived!

In a German company, wages were paid over several years to an employee who never existed. The case, whose cause can be found in missing SoD rules, became known as “The Man Who Never Lived”.

… and suddenly 50 million Euros are gone!

December 23, 2015 will go down as a black day in the company history of an Austrian aircraft supplier. On this day, an employee from the financial accounting department transferred the first 13 million euros to Internet fraudsters. They had set up a fake e-mail address of the CEO and pretended to the employee that this was a strictly confidential transaction for a company purchase. The correspondence comprises around 40 mails to build trust and follows the classic pattern of a so-called “Fake President Fraud or CEO Fraud”. The damage to the listed company is enormous. By the time the more than ten debits were noticed on 19 January 2016, a total of 50 million euros had been lost. The money has flowed to China, Taiwan and Slovakia.

Source: https://www.nachrichten.at/wirtschaft/wirtschaftsraumooe/Wie-der-FACC-50-Millionen-abhanden-kamen;art467,2109585

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… Can this happen to you?

Are you sure that you are protected against it?

Which employees have extended authorizations, can you exclude fraudulent actions? That means are they technically excluded?

Do you have an overview of your critical actions and SOD conflicts?

… VOQUZ Labs has the solution, because the next audit is coming!

We analyze your SAP system for weaknesses, risks and violations of the law.

Further we check for separation of functions risks (SOD conflicts) and for critical individual SAP authorizations from a catalog of 350 critical combinations and 150 critical activities and 50 general system checks.

If violations are detected, we will also show you the optimal solutions.

…you still have questions?

Contact us about our SAP Compliance Check and have your system tested by VOQUZ Labs so that you are spared the scenarios mentioned above.

ABOUT THE AUTOR

Peter Rattey

Peter Rattey is Managing Director of VOQUZ Labs. He was the initiator and is significantly involved in the development of the SAP license management tool samQ.

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