SAP Customer Data Cloud and Security? Data leaks, hidden use of customer data, and official regulations (e.g. GDPR ) will increase rather than decrease in the future.
Seldom would you use data protection or security and the term cloud in the same breath? However, SAP counteracts the theft and misuse of customer data with its Customer Data Cloud.
What does Data Security mean?
Data security (also information security (IS) or computer security) refers to digital data protection measures that are used to prevent unauthorized access to computers, databases, and websites and to protect the data from corruption. Data security is therefore an essential aspect of IT for companies of all sizes and types.
Data Security Technologies
Backups, data masking, and data erasure are examples of data security technologies. Encryption is an essential measure that the SAP Customer Data Cloud also uses. Among other things, it encrypts digital data and hard drives, making them unusable for hackers.
One of the most common methods of ensuring data security is through the use of authentication. In the case of the SAP CDC, different types of authentication are used, which would be: multifactor, biometric, and one-time password authentication (via SMS). Furthermore, SAP offers the option of using single sign-on, which means that customers have secure access to their websites anytime, anywhere.
SAP only manages its data via approved data centers that meet your requirements for the security of your data or via data centers that you own completely. Furthermore, all accesses that can only be made by certified employees are logged without exception. But thanks to the sophisticated authorization management from SAP, these employees have neither access to the infrastructure nor to the applications.
What does Data Security mean?
Data security (also information security (IS) or computer security) refers to digital data protection measures that are used to prevent unauthorized access to computers, databases, and websites and to protect the data from corruption. Data security is therefore an essential aspect of IT for companies of all sizes and types..
As a customer, you want to be able to rely on the fact that the company will handle your personal data carefully and that it will not end up in the hands of third parties without authorization. Security and trust are the keywords here. You have to be able to rely on the fact that, for example, your credit card information will remain strictly confidential. The thought of the misuse of address and health data also scares customers. It is all the more important to give you the security that nobody has unauthorized access to your data or is able to get it.
Comply with Official Regulations
Now the question arises: “How can I, as a national or international company, always ensure that official requirements and regulations are met?” There is a very simple answer to this question: The SAP Customer Data Cloud! SAP CDC only needs to be set up once, because afterward it updates itself and thus remains up-to-date and the customer can concentrate on other things with a clear conscience.
At a time when everyone is talking about the GDPR, sooner or later everyone asks the same question “How secure is my data?”. Most people are pessimistic, especially when it comes to a cloud.
This is a critical development for companies because customer data is like a future currency, without it you can shut down the company. However, you now know how to use cloud privacy and security to your advantage.
My personal recommendation is: Don’t run off like a headless chicken, but first think carefully about your approach, the start, and whether you want to carry out an initial pilot project beforehand, if necessary.