5 ERP security mistakes: how to avoid them?

Published: 20.10.22WMS
Check out 5 classic ERP security mistakes and learn how to avoid them

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are designed to manage a wide range of business processes and operations, from finance and accounting to manufacturing, supply chain management, and more. As such, ERP systems contain a vast amount of sensitive business data, making them an attractive target for cyber criminals. It is therefore essential to ensure that your ERP system is secure and that you are not making any classic security mistakes. Here are five common ERP security mistakes and how to avoid them:

  1. Weak Passwords: One of the most common security mistakes in any system is the use of weak passwords. It’s essential to use strong passwords that are difficult to guess, such as a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Implementing two-factor authentication can also add an additional layer of security to your ERP system.
  2. Lack of User Permissions: ERP systems contain sensitive data that should be protected by limiting access to only those who need it. Failing to set up proper user permissions can leave your ERP system vulnerable to unauthorized access, leading to data breaches and other security issues. Make sure that you carefully assign user permissions based on each employee’s job duties and responsibilities.
  3. Failure to Patch and Update: ERP systems are complex, and software updates and patches are regularly released to fix vulnerabilities and address security concerns. Failing to install these updates and patches promptly can leave your system open to attack. Be sure to keep your ERP system up-to-date with the latest patches and updates.
  4. Inadequate Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan: An ERP system contains mission-critical data that must be protected against loss. Inadequate backup and disaster recovery plans can put your organization at risk of data loss and system downtime. Be sure to regularly back up your ERP data and have a disaster recovery plan in place to quickly restore data in the event of a system failure or disaster.
  5. Failure to Monitor System Activity: Monitoring your ERP system’s activity is essential to detect and respond to security incidents quickly. Regularly reviewing your system logs and monitoring user activity can help identify potential security threats and mitigate them before they cause harm.

In conclusion, implementing an ERP system can bring significant benefits to your business, but it is essential to ensure that it is secure. By avoiding these classic security mistakes, you can protect your ERP system from cyber threats and keep your business operations running smoothly.

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Author Avatar Rafał Namieciński

Chief Executive Officer. Sets the direction of Firmao's development. Under his leadership, Firmao CRM has become one of the leading CRM systems in Poland. On the blog, he shares thoughts on the latest CRM industry trends, offers tips on implementing and using CRM systems.

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