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Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Experts on How to Mitigate Third Party Risk

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Experts on How to Mitigate Third Party Risk

November 1, 2016

As published by Nate Lord, Digital Guardian

23 information security experts provide tips for securing data across business partners, suppliers, and other third parties.

When companies think about security, they most often think of securing their networks, software, and digital assets against cyber attacks and data breaches. But the supply chain – whether a traditional manufacturer or service provider’s supply chain or the “data supply chain” relied on by most large companies – is also vulnerable to security risks, as has been seen in a litany of major data breaches via third parties.

Practically every company has a place in the supply chain, and supply chains are evolving to be as much about the flow of information as they are about the flow of goods and services. Thus, it comes as no surprise that supply chain security is a highly complex, evolving function, and it’s one that security pros and business executives are giving more attention as the risks facing information throughout the supply chain become increasingly obvious.

Supply chain security is every company’s responsibility. The supply chain as a whole is only truly secure when all entities throughout the supply chain carry out effective, coordinated security measures to ensure the integrity of supply chain data, the safety of goods, and the security of the global economy. To find out what tactics and methods companies can utilize to enhance the security of their supply chains and contribute to global supply chain security, we asked a panel of security experts and supply chain professionals to answer this question:

“What steps should companies take to secure their supply chains against cyber attacks/data breaches?”

Click here to read the responses.