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    How to protect organization’s supply chains from cyber threats?


    by secn!t0 ·


    A common cyber security problem is trying to protect an organization from being breached through their supply chains. What steps should organizations take to secure their supply chains against cyberattacks?

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      Protecting organizations’ supply chains from cyber threats

      by pooja1588142131 ·

      In reply to How to protect organization’s supply chains from cyber threats?

      You can secure your organization’s supply chains from cyber attacks by carrying out penetration tests periodically, due to which ethical hackers will find vulnerabilities in your security systems and patch them up. Also, store the data properly and securely at every supply chain link. Always stay up to date on worldwide news related to malware, viruses, or data breaches. All vendors should follow the same set of security protocols. Always ensure that all of you understand safety procedures and strictly follow them.

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      One of the opinions to protect organizations supply chain cyber threats

      by kaymohlala ·

      In reply to How to protect organization’s supply chains from cyber threats?

      If you can prioritize where you think threats are more viable, such as training employees about cyber threats and security measures, that may reduce the risk, and also keep all your applications up to date.

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      by emilyevan ·

      In reply to How to protect organization’s supply chains from cyber threats?

      Business professionals are quickly realizing the dangers of cybersecurity threats and attacks on supply chains. A few years ago, the Supermicro bug revealed how vulnerable even those systems are which call themselves sophisticated in cybersecurity.
      Make third-party risk management a number one priority. The team must be fully funded, supported, and trained for any cybersecurity event that arises.
      Identify supply chain vulnerabilities and loopholes and prioritize fixing them. This means identifying all critical supply chains including information supply chains and physical supply chains – and taking steps to protect them. Companies are now realizing the risks of incorporating open source software into their internal systems. Even though open source software is strengthened by inviting hackers to attack and discover loopholes which developers then fix, there is still a lot of room for bugs and attacks that can compromise cybersecurity.
      As a company, you need to engage with suppliers at key steps in the supply chain. This means that anyone who manufactures, modifies, or distributes at any point in the supply chain needs to be engaged with. Meet them and discuss their policies – and don’t just take their word for it, have them demonstrate to you the robustness of their methods. You may even need to audit on a regular basis just to ensure that the safety measures are being upheld.
      Have a test lab that will uncover hidden hardware and software bugs. Like with Supermicro, the malware wasn’t discovered until Amazon tested the motherboard extensively in its labs. Not all organizations have the funding to maintain a full-time test lab, but periodic testing is extremely important (inhouse or outsourced).
      Look into blockchain and hyperledger technology for your supply chain. The ideal protection for supply chains is a mechanism that validates and timestamps every modification along with its source. This is done automatically via blockchain and hyperledger technology without the need for centralized management. These technologies will provide much-needed transparency for your system and help protect against attacks on vulnerabilities.

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