22 Nov 2022

US Gov Issues Software Supply Chain Security Guidance for Customers

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) have released a report offering joint guidance on how to secure the software supply chain. The guidance was created by a group that is primarily focused on mitigating

Read More
24 Oct 2022

Google Unveils Open Source Project to Improve Software Supply Chain Security

Last Thursday Google called for contributors to collaborate on an open source project titled Graph for Understanding Artifact Composition (GUAC). The project is part of Google’s efforts to improve software supply chain security. GUAC is still in the early stages, but Google hopes that the project will change how the

Read More
06 Oct 2022

Software supply chains at risk: The account takeover threat

Software supply chain attacks have become increasingly popular amongst all kinds of cybercriminals. Although origianlly used by cyberespionage threat actors, the attacks have become attractive to cybercriminals who are seeking to compromise hundreds of thousands of computers with a single operation that will spread. The software supply chain attack threat

Read More
02 Aug 2022

With the U.S. Delegation in Asia, We Revisit our OODA Stratigame Insights about Taiwan

It may simply be a question of timing, media attention, and the direct involvement of the #2 person in the line of POTUS succession,  but the arrival today of a House Speaker Pelosi-led U.S. delegation in Taiwan is stirring global controversy and geopolitical tensions.. Perception and the media cycle do matter in our current information ecosystem. We thought the best version of OODA Loop ‘coverage’ of the trip by Pelosi et. al. is to return to our Fall 2021 Stratigame. Our analysis is neither prescriptive nor predictive but offers a framing of the issues which achieves better and more informed questions and insights about the impact of this geopolitical maelstrom.

Read More
06 Jul 2022

Software Supply Chain Attack Hits Thousands of Apps

Security researchers at ReversingLabs have reportedly uncovered a new supply chain attack impacting software manufacturing that affects thousands of applications and websites. According to the researchers, the software is impacted due to the use of malicious npm packages and modules dating back at least six months. In addition to its

Read More
07 Jun 2022

Using Tech to Build Supply Chain Resilience in a Changing World

Proper supply chain management is critical to smooth business operation, agility and profitability. Beyond coordination, resilience is a key quality required for supply chain management. Covid-19 related supply chain disruptions have affected most industries. Vast numbers of companies across the globe experienced troubles during Covid-19, impacting shipment timing, costs, efficiency

Read More
03 Jun 2022

Can Blockchain Help Fix Broken Supply Chains in 2022?

We first heard about the potential of blockchain in supply chains several years ago, and almost immediately were thrust into a cycle of hype and hope of what they could do for us, followed by a “trough of disillusion” when nothing moved as fast as we had wanted. But that

Read More
01 Jun 2022

Utilizing Cryptography in Supply Chain & Procurement

Cryptography is the technology that powers online encryption, digital authentication, credit card processing, and online banking. Even if you’re not familiar with the technology, you likely rely on cryptography on a daily basis. Now, with the rise of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, cryptography may become even more important in the

Read More
30 May 2022

Procurement, early warning systems, and the next disruption

For procurement leaders at industrial companies, the past 18 months have been difficult. Resurgent economic activity has collided with supply disruptions that have seemingly come one after another. Procurement executives know they need to respond but are unsure how. Most of them have not had a chance to anticipate the

Read More
23 May 2022

CIOs Stress Supply Chains, Efficiency as Recession Risks Rise

Amid threats of recession, chief information officers say they are prioritizing technology that drives efficiency, mitigates ongoing supply-chain struggles and contributes quickly to the bottom line. Tech leaders at Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., Carhartt Inc. and other companies say they are monitoring a number of factors, including the financial markets, inflation

Read More