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Supply Chain Security – The Weakest Link

“We are only as strong as our weakest link”

 

Supply chains are a critical element in the normal operation of nearly every business. Without them, we simply cannot function. But with malicious actors still targeting our supply chains we need to do something to minimise the increasing risk.  A recent report from BlueVoyant indicated that:

90%

of large enterprise firms surveyed have experienced a breach resulting from a compromise of their supply chain.

 

 

38%

of participants said they had no way of knowing whether they had been compromised.

 

 

Is it a battle we can win?

Without reservation, I would say YES!   Governance is the key to mitigating this risk.

 

What can we do?

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has produced some excellent guidance for supply chain security and it is broken down into four key principal areas:

 

 

 

James Drake

Senior Director 
Xcina Consulting Limited

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James is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), ISO27001 Information Security Lead Auditor and qualified PCI Quality Security Assessor (QSA) from a multi-industry background. He is experienced in delivering risk based information assurance projects including PCI-DSS assessments, vCISO engagements, GDPR gap analysis and ISO27001 implementations including ISMS management.

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