Mary Hunt

Mary Hunt

Mary Hunt has been a Cloud Technical Business Development Executive with IBM since 2012 with a focus on SAP and SoftLayer. In this role, she supported IBM Sales with her SAP technical knowledge, working both as a salesperson and the sales engineer. She has executed deals up to $6 million in revenue for IBM Cloud for SAP Applications. Previous to moving over to IBM Cloud Sales organization, she led technical teams for IBM in implementations of SAP for financial and industrial customers. She is a certified Technical Seller with IBM in SoftLayer and ERP in the cloud, and is also a certified SAP Technical Consultant.

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SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials

SAP in the Cloud: Security Essentials (Electronic Editions)

$39.95
This book focuses on security topics associated with cloud computing within the SAP space and provides readers with detailed knowledge, expert guidance and best practices to minimize risk and ensure mission critical systems and data remain secure at all times. View

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  • Chapter 8: Software Updates

    This chapter covers the importance of software updates. It may seem like a boring topic, but keeping software up to date is essential to good security. We also talk about how a provider can implement updates without interrupting your service. You'll understand how those updates have prevented issues in the past and where to look for new SAP notes, which detail fixes. You should be able to ask intelligent questions about their update policy to make sure it's as aggressive as you need it to be. 

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  • Chapter 7: User Access Controls

    In this chapter, we talk about how SAP manages users and roles and how that prevents even the best intentioned users from making a mess of things. We discuss how to separate your user roles to prevent mishandled data and how to ensure individual user security. This chapter is the heaviest in SAP details, so you should come away from it knowing how to create your users and roles and how to make sure those credentials stay secure. 

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  • Chapter 6: Encryption

    This chapter details how encryption protects your data, both while sitting idle on a drive and travelling over networks. We'll cover the technologies around encryption and how you can enable them in you SAP system. You come away with an understanding of the importance of encryption and proper key management, as well as the ways that encryption can go wrong.

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