Supply chains: Confronting our dependency and their innate vulnerabilities | SASIG
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Tuesday 27 June 2023, 9.30am – 3pm (BST)

In person – Central London
Live stream via Zoom (10am-2pm)

In association with

Ransomware has dominated the cyber conversation over the last few years, but the issue with supply chains is likely to supplant it as the key challenge facing most organisations. We have already experienced the devastating impact of supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic. The pandemic highlighted our economic dependency on complex and often fragile supply chains that are vulnerable to disruption and nowhere near as robust as we had assumed. The risk posed by supply chains is also evident in cyberspace where our reliance on third parties and our accelerated journey to digitalisation have exposed vulnerabilities enthusiastically exploited by bad actors. The disruptive impact of ransomware attacks on physical supply chains (Colonial Pipeline) or the consequences of a compromised SaaS product (SolarWinds) demonstrates how much we are vulnerable to this phenomenon.

We explored the implications of supply chains on our businesses, our dependency on them, the threat within them and the steps we can take to make ourselves and our suppliers more resilient. 

Presentations on the day included:

Opening keynote – How could we better manage our supply chain risks?
Ed Parkins (info), Director of Security, Colt Data Centre Services

The trust factor: Securing supply chains with blockchain for enhanced digital trust and risk management
Mark Brown (info), Global Managing Director, Digital Trust Consulting, BSI

Panel session: The challenge with supply chains and resilience
Facilitated by Christopher Oliver FBCI (info), CEO & Founder, Armstrong Group
Laura Cole, Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
Thomas Russell, Head of System Engagement – Joint Cyber Unit, NHS England
Vincent Le Gallez (info), Associate Director, Armstrong Group

Digital supply chains: The third party on your network
Robert Hannigan (info), Chairman, BlueVoyant

Software-as-a-service and third parties – The soft underbelly to your organisation?
A fireside chat with Dr Jamie Collier (info), Senior Threat Intelligence Advisor, Mandiant, now part of Google Cloud
and Martin Smith MBE (info), Chairman and Founder, The SASIG

Panel session: Making our supply chains more resilient
Facilitated by Martin Smith MBE (info), Chairman and Founder, The SASIG
Dr Kristan Stoddart (info), Associate Professor of Cyber Threats, Swansea University
Robert Hannigan (info), Chairman, BlueVoyant
Vincent Le Gallez (info), Associate Director, Armstrong Group

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