Hemma Prafullchandra and Hadley Edwards
CEOs continue to rank risk management as one of their top business priorities, on par with innovation, efficiency, and productivity. In a world where there is no longer a perimeter, increasingly sophisticated threats are targeting other avenues to breach the organization across the applications, infrastructure, devices, and people they leverage from their suppliers (inclusive of vendors and third-party providers).
As outsourcing for apps, infrastructure, devices, and human capital expands, the adoption of tools to monitor multiple tiers of suppliers for quality, security, integrity, and resilience risks is also growing, and the plethora of frameworks and approaches that organizations are leveraging today continues to grow in tandem. Additional complexity emerges when frameworks are applied inconsistently within an organization and across suppliers, or if multiple of frameworks are in play. This presentation aims to take an especially close look at the cyber/digital supply chain, identifying common challenges, potential approaches to manage supplier ecosystem risk, and emergent tech that will have an impact on supplier ecosystem management – for good or for ill.