SAP Field Level Security – what are my options?

By Ashwin Bhaskar, Senior Software Engineer at NextLabs   Today’s ERP systems demand tight security controls at multiple levels of the application design. Most ERP systems, including SAP, are transactional in nature. Our customers have frequently asked us about extending security controls beyond transactions at a field level. For example, take a digital product catalog … More SAP Field Level Security – what are my options?

Can we turn off Snowden’s access after the fact?

By E.K. Koh In my last blog, Would data-level controls have stopped Snowden, I highlighted the importance to separate system rights from data rights. But what if Snowden was using a login credential that in fact grants him rights to sensitive data? Accounts vary, but in the blog What the Snowden affair taught us , … More Can we turn off Snowden’s access after the fact?

The Politics of Export Control Reform: Why Less Licensing = More Complexity

by Gary Stanley Just as with past export control reform efforts in the Clinton and Bush II years, the Obama Administration started with the best of intentions to make U.S. export and re-export control rules more straightforward and less burdensome.  Without dispute, it has pushed through broader changes than any of its predecessors. Like its … More The Politics of Export Control Reform: Why Less Licensing = More Complexity

Managing Export Compliance with Trade Management IT Systems

By Soujanya Madhurapantula. Let’s start with what a trade management system is, what it does, and what are some of its shortcomings. What is a Trade Management System Export control can get pretty messy, especially when you consider how a typical company will be operating according to the rules of multiple jurisdictions at any given … More Managing Export Compliance with Trade Management IT Systems