Security Principles in ERP Systems


  • Cosmin Pascu The Bucharest University of Economic Studies


ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, security, database, hardening, three-tier architecture


Enterprise Resource Planning systems are a critical component nowadays of any private company or public institution. Because of their complexity and their importance to all the core functions of an organization, security represents a major concern that’s often overlooked besides the standard set-up. In this paper I will explain the architecture of Oracle E-Business Suite, one of the most widely spread ERP solutions, its security problems and an approach to solving them, hardening and customizing an Oracle E-Business Suite Application

Author Biography

Cosmin Pascu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

IT&C Security Master

Department of Economic Informatics and Cybernetics


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How to Cite

Pascu, C. (2013). Security Principles in ERP Systems. Journal of Mobile, Embedded and Distributed Systems, 5(1), 36-44. Retrieved from