Supply Chain Cybersecurity.

It’s Not Just For Government Anymore.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity (SCCS) has steadily progressed into a critical security issue for commercial and private organizations in the last several years. This has been a U.S. Department of Defense area of concern for decades due to the magnitude of harm that compromised software and hardware components can potentially inflict on National Security Systems. Those threats also extend to Platform Information Technology (PIT) and other mission supporting IT infrastructure.

Comprehensive SCCS starts with technology, ends with people, and includes myriad processes in between. Many solutions for SCCS fail to address one or more critical elements or have an imbalanced focus with software or system controls. Other solutions narrowly focus on manufacturing assurance within a specific ecosystem, while ignoring the threat potential from both external and internal sources and the complexities of end to end global supply chains.

End-to-end security — Gray Analytics’s comprehensive approach.

Comprehensive SCCS demands equal emphasis on threat analysis, impacts of vulnerability exploitation, and security control selection and implementation. This must be combined with procurement and acquisition specific processes, transparency of suppliers and their SCCS efforts, which include trusted suppliers, and operations security. These interwoven relationships, and in many cases direct dependencies between elements, contribute to the complexity of a given supply chain. Any ambiguity of the status or integrity of each element typically leads to SCCS vulnerabilities ripe for exploitation.

NIST guidance is key.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides significant guidance for organizations to implement security controls to address SCCS through technology, people, and process. Most organizations do not have the expertise available for the analysis and implementation of proper security controls and procedures to ensure that SCCS solutions address unique organizational mission requirements.

Gray Analytics can help both U.S Government and commercial organizations analyze their current state of SCCS and develop comprehensive solutions across all supply chain elements affecting confidentiality, integrity and availability.

With more than a decade of both enterprise cybersecurity and SCCS support, Gray Analytics can help develop and implement effective, threat-specific measures tailored to each organization to secure their supply chains.