Customizations and integrations in Workday can introduce vulnerabilities that can potentially expose the Workday environment to security risks. This is because customizations and integrations are often developed by third-party vendors or internal teams and may not adhere to the same security standards as Workday itself.
One common vulnerability is the lack of adherence to development best practices for customizations or integrations. To mitigate this risk, organizations should follow Workday development best practices for customizations, such as custom reports, calculated fields, or integrations. These best practices should include secure coding practices, vulnerability testing, and regular security assessments.
Regularly reviewing and updating customizations and integrations is also critical to ensuring that they adhere to security best practices. This involves reviewing customizations and integrations to ensure that they are up-to-date and that they do not introduce vulnerabilities or security risks. Organizations should also ensure that customizations and integrations are tested thoroughly before being deployed to production environments.
Monitoring and auditing API usage is another important step in mitigating the risk of insecure customizations or integrations. This involves tracking and analyzing API usage to detect potential security issues or suspicious activity. Monitoring should include log analysis, event correlation, and alerting, and should be done in real-time to enable rapid response to security incidents.
To mitigate the risk of insecure customizations or integrations in Workday, organizations should follow Workday development best practices for customizations and integrations, regularly review and update customizations and integrations to ensure they adhere to security best practices, and monitor and audit API usage to identify potential security issues or suspicious activity. By following these best practices, organizations can significantly reduce the risks associated with insecure customizations or integrations.