Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain Risk Management

Managing Cyber Risks in Global Supply Chains: The Four Fundamentals

A White Paper by the University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute 


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Authors:Ayman Omar, PhD; Dan Pellathy, PhD
Date: April, 2020

What's Inside

When it comes to supply chain risk management, a few common phrases emerge among supply chain managers

“IT handles cyber risks.”

“Things seem safe. My computer’s working just fine.”

“I’m sure someone else has a plan for our cybersecurity…”

If you’ve ever said (or thought) one of those phrases, this white paper is definitely for you. 

Cyber risks within global supply chains are growing and becoming more technologically advanced. Yet many supply chain leaders either ignore, are unaware of how to respond, or react to threats in outdated ways.  Successful companies know that cybersecurity strategies need to extend past their organizations to their end-to-end supply chain. In fact, over 60% of cyber risk issues occur with third parties working in supply chains. To thrive, supply chain leaders must have a clear supply chain risk management strategy and build a cybersecurity-centric culture to support their approach. Including insights from interviews with experts from more than 30 companies about cyber risks and supply chains, this white paper lays out how you can build a cyber-secure strategy. 

Download this important research to uncover: 

  • Four fundamentals for managing cyber risks and securing your supply chain 
  • Definitions of key aspects of cybersecurity 
  • Insights from industry thought leaders
  • Key elements of supply chain strategies, including information about end-to-end, integration, collaboration, and total involvement of organizations 
  • Strategic ideas, cyber risk best practices, and examples of supply chain risk management successes and failures 
  • A tangible checklist of The Seven Steps to Supply Chain Cybersecurity 
  • A fundamental management framework to reduce cyber risks

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Who This White Paper is Primarily For: Global Supply Chain Managers, Corporate CEOs, Chief Supply Chain Officers, Chief Procurement Officers, Supply Chain Leaders, Supply Chain Professionals, and Supply Chain Students.

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