HR: Case study: Insights into Valero Energy's HCM security processes

  • by Robert Richardson, Lead SAP Security Specialist, Valero Energy
  • March 5, 2019
Since implementing on-premise security 10 years ago, Valero Energy has gone through numerous reorganizations as a result of acquisitions, divestitures, integration of its Canadian employee base, and an implementation of ESS/MSS functionality. Its security processes also evolved to keep up with the new or changed roles. Find out lessons learned and gain insights into vulnerabilities such as over-authorization with respect to contractor access or client copies.

Since implementing on-premise security 10 years ago, Valero Energy has gone through numerous re-organizations as a result of acquisitions, divestitures, integration of its Canadian employee base, and an implementation of ESS/MSS functionality. Its security processes also evolved to keep up with the new or changed roles. Find out lessons learned, and:

  • Gain insights into vulnerabilities such as over-authorization with respect to contractor access or client copies which could potentially lead to identity theft, and how Valero handles sensitive transactions and authorization objects
  • Examine how the company automated some HR processes into SAP Identity Management, such as onboarding and termination, to reduce time and improve efficiency
  • Explore the advantages and limitations Valero experienced by having audit and legal play a part in the overall security process

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