Cloud Security Perspectives and Insights

Virtual Workshop: Securing SaaS Deployments using Oracle Identity Cloud Service

WaiSau Sit
Director of Product Marketing, Security

Oracle application customers are embarking on a journey of cloud transformation by rapidly adopting Oracle SaaS for HCM, ERP, Sales, CRM and Marketing business processes. Mobile devices and the cloud platform have undeniably altered the traditional network perimeter. IT professionals can no longer assume trust across the stack as resources are available from anywhere and from any device. As customers are adopting an API first approach to provide business value to their partners and consumers, they need to understand what threats and vulnerabilities these APIs may expose. And identity becomes the new perimeter in this business transformation. 

According to various surveys, security is the single biggest barrier in SaaS adoption. More than 50% of executives are concerned about SaaS security and expect cyber attacks against their ERP systems, which correlates to an increase in spending on cyber security projects year over year. As the security needs of the modern enterprise evolve, we must master the most relevant identity security practices for protecting your SaaS deployments.

Some organizations moving their business critical applications to SaaS deployments experience challenges around:

  • Identity Fragmentation is a concern as customers are moving to the cloud with only a fraction using or planning to use a single cloud provider. A 2019 RightScale survey of over 124k customers found that 58% of the surveyed customers use four or more different cloud platforms. Of those surveyed, 100% still had on-premises workloads which were either too sensitive to be moved to the cloud or were incompatible with the shift.
  • Risk Aware Security is top of mind as most of the SaaS applications lack the ability to enable strong, policy-based, layered, multi-factor security controls, putting your cloud data at risk.
  • Governance and Compliance is required to ensure that only the right people have the right access to the right resource in the right context at the right time across all of your SaaS applications.

It comes down to knowing who your users are and what they can do. Oracle’s identity and access management tools enable you by giving you control of who can access what ERP resources with simple configurations. 

In our virtual workshop, we’ll take a look at how to use Identity Cloud Service to integrate Oracle SaaS apps with your existing SSO infrastructure to ensure the right access for ERP users, protect the application from unauthorized access, and enforce strong authentication. We’ll cover SaaS security trends, how to address the most common security challenges, and provide a deeper dive on various security controls that IDCS provides for Oracle SaaS apps.

To learn more, register for our upcoming virtual workshop with our product development expert Atul Goyal, broadcasting live on October 9th 2019 at 10am PST or watch it on demand.

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