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With longer and more complex supply chains exacerbating risks, how do you ensure your supply-chain is secure?

By Gareth Jones16 December 20201 min read

With longer and more complex supply chains exacerbating risks, how to you ensure your supply-chain is secure?  Supply chain security is often overlooked by many organisations, but again in the news this week hackers believed to be operating on behalf of a foreign government breached software provider SolarWinds, and then deployed trojanised updates to SolarWinds Orion IT monitoring and management software to distribute malware to many organisations. According to FireEye the campaign has been ongoing since at least March 2020 and has targeted multiple sectors worldwide.

Even if you take all available precautions, there’s still a chance your system will be compromised by a new or unknown attack. Having the right data is essential and understanding your supply chain and the nature of how the services interacts with your organisation is critical to be well prepared for analysis in event of a breach.

Developing a Supply Chain Resilience Digital Twin model is one way to be prepared for this event, being able to quickly identify how and where you are exposed and where you need to focus your resources to address the risk.

If you would like to more information on how to develop a Supply Chain Resilience model, please take a look at our Supply Chain Assurance datasheet.

 

For more information on this, please feel free to speak to me at cyber@methods.co.uk. You can also find out more about our cyber security services here.

Gareth Jones is Group Chief Information Security Officer at Methods.