Juan Perez-Etchegoyen & Nahuel Sanchez : Attacks on SAP HANA platform

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Our next announcement is Juan Perez-Etchegoyen & Nahuel Sanchez – Attacks on SAP HANA Platform

Companies nowadays are choosing between on-premise, cloud and hybrid deployment models. The common factor across all of these scenarios is the underlying platform, used in the background to run all on-premise and cloud-based applications developed by SAP. This platform is called SAP HANA, which is an in-memory database integrated with an application server that provides a new paradigm for vulnerabilities and risks, serving an increasing number of business applications, providing cutting edge features and overwhelming performance.

With the rise of IoT, many features and interfaces are integrated into SAP HANA and the HANA Cloud Platform, enabling it as a central point for IoT communications and making it an interesting target for anyone trying to access the information of several millions of devices across the world. Vulnerabilities affecting SAP HANA now have an increased attack surface, as these could be abused to compromise many diverse deployments and many customers, if the customers are not properly taking care of these risks.

Join us for this presentation to learn about diverse attack vectors affecting current SAP solutions, on-premise and cloud-based. You will not only learn technical details about these vulnerabilities, but also understand how to prevent and detect attacks to our crown jewels, running on HANA.


Juan Perez-Etchegoyen leads the Product teams that keep Onapsis on the cutting-edge of the business-critical application security market. He is responsible for the design, research and development of Onapsis’ innovative software solutions, and helps manage the development of new products as well as the SAP cyber-security research that has garnered critical acclaim for the Onapsis Research Labs. He is regularly invited to speak and host training at global industry conferences including Blackhat, HackInTheBox, Troopers, and SAP TechEd/DCODE. Prior to joining Onapsis, Juan led many Information Security consultancy projects for Companies in Latin America, EE.UU. and Europe. His strongest experience is in the field of Penetration Testing, Web Application Testing, Vulnerabilities Research, Information Security Auditing and Standards.

Nahuel D. Sanchez is a  security researcher at Onapsis. Being a member of Onapsis Research Labs, his work focuses on performing extensive research of SAP products and components, identifying and reporting security vulnerabilities, attack vectors and advanced exploitation techniques that are applicable to different platforms. Nahuel is one of the most frequent Nahuel Sanchez Speaker Photoreporters of vulnerabilities in SAP products and is a frequent author of the publication “SAP Security In-Depth”. He previously worked as a security consultant, evaluating the security of Web applications and participating in Penetration Testing projects. His areas of interest include Web security, reverse engineering, and the security of Business-Critical applications.

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Steve co-founded 44CON with Adrian in 2011, running our quarterly training programme and the Call For Papers processes. When not running training Steve likes building hardware, breaking software and writing at https://thedorkweb.substack.com.