Cybercriminals are continuously targeting the supply chains from the last few years. They use the supply chain to make their way to the primary target. The Chinese and Russian attacks on the supply chain have pulled up the interest of media. Here are the major attacks on supply chain since the start of this year.
- The cybercriminals compromised the network of an outsourcer of many US companies and used it to attack the Indian firm customers.
- Adobe’s Magento e-commerce platform suffered from a data breach in 7,000 business applications where passwords and sensitive information of different companies were stolen.
- A third-party contractor exposed the internal servers of the universal music group.
- British Airways come to know that there is a malware infection at the airline’s website and on its app has delivered more than 50,000 customer details to a malicious site.
To have a sufficient supply chain security program, one should include these components.
Find a supply chain security champion
A supply chain security must have a champion in the management who will be responsible for decisions to ensure that safety is involved at a different level. It requires the trust and credibility of the CISO and security manager to build a champion who will collaborate with them to deal with cybersecurity issues.
The champion needs to be reliable by the decision-makers above him and has a seat at the table with other decision-making stakeholders. It is vital to have the right champion in the management who should have enough knowledge of cybersecurity.
Discover who all your suppliers are
To have a successful security program, it is essential to conduct a vulnerability assessment, have proper asset management and configuration control. It is essential to have the details of all the supply chain partners. Firms should assess the supply chain from partners to an extended network of suppliers. They should carry a regular assessment of vulnerabilities as it is more important to have a secure supply chain.
Scale multiple supply chain risk assessment approaches
Most of the firms’ uses one-size-fits-all risk assessment approach for identifying the vulnerabilities and risk, which sometimes does not work. To monitor the risks in the supply chain, a firm needs to use a mix of techniques and in-depth assessments. A supply chain business
Many security programs and team move slow, which results in various attacks; they need to use new systems and go through the vetting process to work quickly with the vendors.