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Turnkey to demonstrate ERP 'live hacks' at CSX Europe 2017

Posted by Press Release on 27 October 2017

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Live hack demo by Virtual Forge and Turnkey Consulting at CSX Europe illustrates common ERP system vulnerabilities.

Date and time: Tuesday 31 October - ongoing

Location: Turnkey Consulting & Virtual Forge stand - Exhibit Space #11 (Keynote Room)

Live hacking demonstrations hosted by global risk management and SAP security specialist, Turnkey Consulting, and Virtual Forge will illustrate the ease and speed with which many ERP systems can be compromised. The events will take place throughout the day on Tuesday 31 October at the Turnkey and Virtual Forge stand (Exhibit Space 11 in the Keynote Room) at CSX Europe, which is being held in London from 30 October to 1 November 2017.


Virtual Forge, which provides security solutions for SAP systems, will use SAP’s widely-adopted platform, SAP NetWeaver Application Server (ABAP), set up to mirror common configuration mistakes. With techniques that illustrate how identity management and authorisation requirements can be bypassed, it will show how full control of an enterprise system can be gained in approximately 20 minutes.


The demonstration is a joint initiative by Turnkey Consulting and Virtual Forge to warn organisations that they cannot be complacent; the UK government’s 2017 FTSE 350 Cyber Governance Health Check revealed that more that 68% of FTSE 350 companies had not received any training on how to handle cyber attacks despite 54% reporting that cyber threats were a top risk to their business.


Meanwhile Gemalto’s 2017 Data Security Confidence Index found that 94% of IT leaders believed their organisation’s perimeter security to be effective in keeping unauthorised users out of their networks.


“Most people are aware of cyber risks and the potential damage an attack can cause. However, many organisations do not realise how vulnerable their own core business processes are,” explains Marco Hammel, SAP security specialist at Virtual Forge. “Our live demonstration brings home the reality, but also shows that with knowledge and the right tools and expertise, risk can be minimised.”


Simon Persin, Director at Turnkey Consulting, comments: “Collaborating with Virtual Forge on real-life scenarios reinforces the key role that the management of the SAP environment plays in end-to-end security. This holistic approach is critical as cyber criminals become increasingly pervasive and the effects of a breach more far-reaching and business-critical.”



About Turnkey Consulting:

Turnkey Consulting is a specialist GRC and IT security company that combines business consulting with technical implementation to deliver information security solutions in support of systems running SAP solutions. It focuses on the delivery of specialised services in support of SAP solutions in the areas of security, governance, risk and compliance (GRC). It works with service providers, audit partners and SAP clients directly to provide the security controls and solutions that safeguard and complement a company’s implementation of an SAP system. Clients include some of the world's largest blue-chip companies alongside systems integrators and a number of government agencies.

The company was established in 2004 and has offices in the UK, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Malaysia, Singapore and the US.

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For more information, please contact:

Kate Alexander

PR Consultant


M: +44 (0)778 584413


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