The Cyber Security of Supply Chains: Who’s the real risk, Man or Machine?
The digital transformation of the global supply chain has brought us mind-boggling innovations: complex big data storage, artificially intelligent beings, a connection of the physical and cloud, an emergence of predictive analytics, e-purchasing, e-sourcing, a transcendence of logistical efficiency and much more.
While we marvel at the technology that has been implemented into the day-to-day operations of supply chain professionals globally, we quickly lose sight of the potential supply chain risks tech adds to the equation.
In order to address tech-related supply chain risks, organizations must have strategies in place to actively and preemptively address cyber security in-and along the entire value chain.
Due to the complexity of globally functioning supply chains, pinpointing and avoiding cyber-related supply chain risks is nearly impossible. Furthermore, the cyber security of an organizations’ supply chain isn’t solely dependent on the prevention of machine-based system breaches, crashes or cyber attacks.
Equally volatile to infrastructure security is the potential for human error.
You and I; the bozos with their fingers on the trigger are typically to blame for unforeseen backfire.