The Supply Chain Has Become On Of The Most Popular Vectors For Attackers Looking To Compromise An Enterprise-Scale Company
Defense Supply Chain Challenges (Deloitte)
No Single Source Of Truth
Record-keeping and reporting managed by many entities lead to incomplete and unreliable data across disparate systems.
This causes significant difficulty in tracking and routing, inventory management, and asset readiness.
Lack Of Trust And Collaboration
The defense supply chain procures a wide-spectrum of goods and products to support the warfighter.
The DoD must procure from thousands of sub-suppliers.
Real-Time Management And Decision Making
Inherent in military supply chains are the added threats of intentional sabotage, political instability, and combat disruptions.
Agility is required in these circumstances to avoid crises.
Existing Enterprise Information Systems (Deloitte)
Large companies are likely to be better protected than smaller companies, which means hackers are increasingly turning towards their suppliers as a means of infiltrating the network in a way that will often go unnoticed.
Software supply chains pose unique risks because it can easily be altered and often makes use of open source and proprietary libraries to extend functionality. They present a risk in that the provenance of the libraries is often not guaranteed, particularly at multiple levels down the supply chain.
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