Digital supply chain cyber disruptions

At a time when cyber-attacks are on the rise, our sister organisation the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has updated the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) ‘Exercise in a Box’ programme to include scenarios specific to security breaches involving third-party providers and what this might mean for your business.

A spate of large-scale cyber-attacks around the world has shown the devastating impact a breach can have not only on the business that was attacked, but the wider supply chain. The online nature of business means that “digital supply chains” are becoming larger and more complex, making it increasingly difficult for other businesses in the chain to ensure they are protected, whilst not knowing what cyber processes and procedures other businesses might have.

The new ‘Supply Chain’ scenario joins ‘Ransomware Attack’ and ‘Working from Home’ in the collection of scenarios designed to ensure businesses can test their responses to a cyber breach in a safe environment without risk of damages. The SBRC has been running these workshops for business across Scotland since late 2020 and has trained more than 250 businesses across the country so far.

In the free, 90-minute supply chain workshops, attendees will identify how their organisation relies on the security of third-party suppliers and consider how to include minimum security standards in their procurement process. Specific examples will help test the effectiveness of solutions with discussions on alternative approaches.

The workshops will continue until March 2022, with specific sessions on the supply chain next taking place on 16th September.

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