While there is no shortage of digital thieves waiting to access and steal your data for profit, there's another dangerous group eyeing your supply chain at the same time - one that has nothing to gain but your misfortune. Cyber-attacks can occur for numerous non-financial reasons, from gripes against a company's political or cultural leanings to criminals simply looking to cause mayhem by introducing instability. If your supply chain doesn't have a continuous assessment policy when it comes to your digital security, you may be making yourself vulnerable to these types of attacks.
Even the most foolproof supply chain plan can't hope to completely avoid every one of these problems, but knowing where your potential weak points are is an excellent start. These are particularly important for international chains, but each of these tips applies to domestic-only companies as well. Forewarned is forearmed, so don't let your company or your supply chain suffer in the face of the unexpected: use these tips to make an actionable plan and you'll be able to keep your business running smoothly through any scenario.