National Supply Chain Integrity Month: Helping Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Manage Risk

April is National Supply Chain Integrity Month, and The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is promoting a call to action to “Fortify The Chain”.

Over the past year, CISA's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force worked to better understand the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) community’s unique needs on how best to mitigate and communicate ICT supply chain risk.

As a result, the Task Force developed a guide that identifies use cases commonly encountered by small and medium-sized IT and Communications providers, and selected questions from the Task Force’s previously-released product, the Vendor SCRM Template, that are most relevant to SMBs for each use case.

The SMB guide, Operationalizing the Vendor Supply Chain Risk Management Template for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, includes standardized questions intended to communicate ICT supply chain risk posture from the perspective of the SMB as the acquirer, supplier, or integrator in order to achieve better outcomes.

The SMB guide also includes an easy-to-use spreadsheet as an alternate tool, which contains the same questions and allows options to accommodate yes, no, or partial responses to each of the questions. To learn more, watch this video.

If you would like to learn about the other ways in which you can make your manufacturing facility more resilient, contact your Local Solutions Consultant today to learn more.

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