Kevin R. Brock, a leading cybersecurity expert and the FBI’s former Principal Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center and Assistant Director for Intelligence, in a recent Forbes article stated –
“The impacts of cyber intrusions and disruptions are much greater and often devastatingly public—bringing to bear significant risk to company reputation, shareholder value and creating an entire new set of liabilities. Historically, the management of this risk has been delegated down in the organization. Current studies still show that upper management in most companies is rarely briefed on cyber threats.”Read more…
Today, GreyHeller announced the hiring of Greg Wendt as the Executive Director of Security Solutions to further develop GreyHeller’s security products suite and to work directly with Oracle’s PeopleSoft customers to protect their sensitive data from cybercrime. In his role, Wendt will assume oversight of the security platform and operations, with responsibility for product and customer solutions. “I believe Oracle’s PeopleSoft is the best ERP system on the planet. I’ve worked with the platform since 2009 and with GreyHeller since 2011 when we implemented GreyHeller’s mobile and security systems at TCU. GreyHeller is well positioned to help organizations extend their investment in PeopleSoft,” said Greg.Read more…
Satya Nardella’s recent memo to Microsoft employees totally nails why organizations are mobilizing and modernizing their ERP systems – productivity.
An excerpt from the memo:
At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more.Read more…
GreyHeller was brought into GE as an alternative to their internal, web services based development project focused on mobilizing their new Employee Portal. GreyHeller’s Responsive Design technology completely modernizes GE’s PeopleSoft pages and customizations across GE’s desktops and mobile devices. GE’s vision is Modern = Mobile = Desktop.
In our conversations with Oracle® PeopleSoft customers about modernizing and mobilizing their PeopleSoft pages and customizations, we always introduce the concept of Responsive Design.
What is Responsive design? According to Wikipedia:
Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors).Read more…
Recently, one of our Higher Education customers – a highly regarded US university – implemented another option for Two-Factor Authentication using our ERP Firewall software product.
Click to Call allows 2FA pins to be delivered via a telephone voice call.
Click to Call is based on new PeopleCode packages and several Java JAR files that interact with a third party calling system. It is invoked when a PeopleSoft user triggers an event –accessing sensitive data that GreyHeller’s ERP Firewall systems has been configured to protect – that sends the message to the external voice call system. That system then retrieves data containing the requested credentials from PeopleSoft. The user then enters the 2FA pin on the challenge screen which completes the challenge.
iScripts, JAR files, custom application packages, third party integration – sounds complicated right? Wrong. ERP Firewall seamlessly integrates from the user’s page action to the delivery of the call in less than 3 seconds.
The message can be customized to contain important information in addition to just the 2FA pin. This information could be beneficial and timely.
Click to Call joins ERP Firewall’s other 2FA challenges methods:
o Time-based one time password (TOTP)
o Duo Security
o Instant Messaging
If organizations won’t spend what’s necessary to license technology that protects their sensitive data because of cost considerations,we believe class action lawsuits will be a sea change in that way of thinking.
Here’s a link to the PC Chang breach class action law suit.