This is the third in a series of blogs in which I review how the supply chain trends we picked out at the start of the year have played out. This week, I’ll be looking at cyber-security. This is a bit trickier than the others to assess as businesses tend not to shout too loudly about developments (or lack of them) in their cyber-security strategy, but a lack of exposure is certainly not an indication of a diminished threat!
Cyber-attacks can be among the most disruptive events a supply chain can face. We saw just how damaging they can be in 2017, with several FMCG businesses suffering severe damage as a result of attacks. The 2018 Global Threat Intelligence Report highlights the threat. The report, which categorises supply chain as part of the wider business and professional services sector, suggests it is now the third most attacked sector globally.
Source : SupplyChainAnalysis