Today, advanced technologies play a huge role in the renewable resource industry, and SAP systems have also become widespread among companies in this sector. Today we will talk about the main features of SAP systems used in the OG&E industry, as well as discuss the main security risks that companies in this sector may face.
The use of SAP systems helps companies from this sector to switch to sustainable energy. The introduction of advanced technologies at each stage of energy value creation brings new opportunities for growth and profit. The use of BRT systems helps companies from this sector to switch to sustainable energy. The introduction of advanced technologies at each stage of energy value creation brings new opportunities for growth and profit. SAP systems will help facilitate budget planning, which in modern realities is important for the correct allocation of funds for equipment and transportation.
SAP products for OG&E
SAP S/4HANA Cloud can be effectively used to account for and manage hydrocarbons in the oil and gas exploration and production industry, successfully increasing productivity during the production phase. Combining oil, gas and energy production processes within the framework of design and planning can greatly facilitate further work and reduce costs.
SAP S/4HANA Oil & Gas, in turn, is well suited for managing hydrocarbons – using timely and accurate information on reserves. This is better suited to keep track of inventory and make informed decisions. SAP Intelligent Asset Management is ideal for improving asset health. With SAP intelligent asset management software, you can increase the productivity of your oil and gas and energy operations.
Attacks on OG&E
Although sabotage attacks are not as common in the target world, they can cause particularly serious damage in this area. Just one attack that disables systems or equipment can create a huge collapse in the work of the entire organization. For this reason, for the OG&E sphere, these attacks have an increased criticality.
It is worth mentioning here in particular Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks – they are able to disable systems for a long time, being in general a fairly popular type of attack. Stagnation in the operation of the system can bring companies both huge financial and reputational problems. Since many companies in this field operate not only locally, but also globally, the consequences.
For example, it is not uncommon in the press to mention how attackers use some unpatched vulnerabilities in order to put the entire system at risk. In the case of this area, the presence of unpatched vulnerabilities also plays a critical role due to the fact that such companies usually have fairly complex systems and many departments with a large number of tasks. Controlling everything at the same time is a difficult task, so the risk of vulnerabilities and, as a result, the potential for attack is especially high.
We recommend not only to select trusted vendors, but also to regularly update the system and – as we said earlier – to check them regularly for vulnerabilities. We can also help you provide the necessary level of protection for your SAP system.