A supply chain attack is a cyber-attack that seeks to damage an organization by targeting less-secure elements in the supply chain. It can occur in ANY industry, from the financial sector, oil industry or government sector.
A supply chain attack, may also be referred to as called a value-chain or third-party attack, but all can mean the same: when someone infiltrates your system through an outside partner or provider with access to your systems and data
Supply chain attack risks have never been higher, due to new types of attacks, growing public awareness of the threats, and increased oversight from regulators.
But supply chain attacks are anything new . . . 2014 Target and 2017 Equifax. But, SolarWinds Supply-Chain Attack is one of the most potentially damaging attacks to the day. And don’t believe that it is the only target. Over 35 other companies were recently attacked in the same way.
Supply chain cybersecurity risk warnings increased by 80% in Q2 2020.
Understanding the cyber kill chain helps prepare for all common online threats, including:
- Ransomware attacks
- Network breaches
- Data thefts
- Advanced persistent attacks (APTs)
Are you vulnerable? CIT can help – we are here to help you with your company’s needs. Corporate Information Technologies Security Assessments can provide peace of mind by testing the TTP’s used by hackers to infiltrate via supply chain attacks.
Supply chain attacks show why you should be wary of third-party providers
Corporate Information Technologies provides small to mid-market organizations with expert I.T. services including compliance assessment, cybersecurity penetration tests, and comprehensive business continuity planning services. Corporate Information Technologies can help organizations, quantify, create, refine, and mitigate the risks presented by business threatening disasters in whatever form they may be disguised.
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