GCSB Posts Advice On ICT Supply Chain Risks

Lisa Fong (Nationwide Cyber Safety Centre)
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The Authorities Communications Safety Bureau’s Nationwide Cyber Safety Centre (NCSC) has launched steerage to assist executives and cyber safety professionals handle ICT provide chain safety dangers.

NCSC director Lisa Fong mentioned a current spate of high-profile cyber safety incidents strengthened the significance of managing cyber safety throughout the provision chain.

“Provide chain vulnerabilities are amongst probably the most vital cyber threats dealing with organisations as we speak," Fong mentioned.

“Main incidents like final 12 months’s world distributed denial of service (DDoS) marketing campaign which considerably impacted a spread of New Zealand organisations, and the compromise of file switch software program utilized by the Reserve Financial institution, reinforce the crucial significance of provide chain cyber safety,” she mentioned.

The Reserve Financial institution of New Zealand misplaced confidential information because the end result to a world assault on a legacy version of Accellion's file sharing software program over the Christmas interval. A KPMG report on the incident is anticipated imminently.

The NCSC’s new useful resource, "Supply Chain Cyber Security: In Safe Hands", is the third launch in a steerage collection based mostly on evaluation of 250 New Zealand organisations’ cyber safety resilience. 

Earlier releases centered on bettering incident administration and cyber safety governance.

Fong mentioned cyber safety threats goal organisations’ most susceptible factors.

“As organisations strengthen their very own cyber safety, their publicity to cyber threats within the provide chain more and more turns into their weakest level.

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