As supply chains increasingly become digitized nation states are targeting the weakest cybersecurity links in these supply chains to steal massive amounts of invaluable intellectual property.
With that issue in mind, The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and the Department of Defense (DOD) have designated April of 2019 to be Supply Chain Integrity Month. The three agencies are partnering to promote awareness of supply chain security by, among other things, making available videos and other materials outlining best practices organizations that do business with the Federal government should be implementing to protect intellectual property.
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.