Supply chain and third-party risk management have become a top priority for businesses in recent years as the number of supply chain cyberattacks has skyrocketed. According to a recent Forrester Report, 55% of cybersecurity pros reported their organization experienced an incident or breach involving supply chain or third-party providers in the past 12 months. A supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and today’s supply chains are more complex than ever.  


Supply chain risk management (SCRM) is a process for identifying and mitigating risks along the supply chain. Supply chain attacks offer threat actors stealthy, scalable, and privileged access to any organization’s on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environment. Addressing these cyberattacks requires a layered defense in which third-party integrations are audited, endpoints are monitored for post-compromise actions, and an Incident Response plan that considers supply chain risks is put in place to minimize impact.  


Managing supply chain and third-party risk is essential to protecting your business from these increasingly common and devastating attacks. By taking proactive steps to audit third-party integrations, monitor endpoint activity, and develop a comprehensive Incident Response plan, you can make your organization much more resilient in the face of supply chain threats. 

An established SCRM program is vital for any organization that relies on supply chain operations to function. Without SCRM, an organization is blind to the risks that could impact its supply chain and, ultimately, it’s business. Ridge IT Cyber has extensive experience conducting assessments of government and private systems, including agency High-Value Assets (HVA), to document risks. With Ridge IT Cyber, you can be confident that your organization is taking the steps necessary to identify and mitigate supply chain risks. 

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