Supply chain risk is one of the most vital national security challenges facing the federal government. In the age of digital transformation and globalization, suppliers and contractors that form the government’s supply chain are increasingly becoming globally distributed, complex, and difficult to manage. Supply chain vulnerabilities are actively under attack from advanced threat actors. Supply chain attacks can disrupt critical mission operations, steal sensitive data, and cause increased harm to U.S. citizens.
Cybersecurity risk is increasingly important for supply chain risk management as expanding the digital footprint of supply chain increases the attack surface for U.S. critical infrastructure. Technology alone will not stop the next supply chain breach—organizations need a comprehensive solution that combines cyber risk expertise, analytics, and data-driven insights supported by world-class technologies.
Booz Allen has partnered with BlueVoyant to identify, prioritize, and mitigate key supply chain cybersecurity deficiencies for government organizations. This publication illustrates Booz Allen’s comprehensive approach to effectively mitigate supply chain cyber risk, including:
- Clearly knowing your vendors helps to identify critical supplier attributes and intelligence data to monitor for potential supply chain threats.
- Prioritizing risks from supply chain deficiency based on their criticality and impact to your organization’s missions is essential.
- Conducting multifaceted, ongoing monitoring and assessments is vital as supply chain cybersecurity threats are dynamic.
- Driving remediations quickly with detailed, actionable instructions for implementation and confirmation is critical.
- Taking a programmatic approach allows supply chain cybersecurity risk to be integrated into enterprise risk management.