This presentation will discuss the impact of globalization on supply chain management and its impact on cybersecurity. Globalization is a process driven by the international trade of nation states plus multi-national corporate investments. At its core lies big data in the form of data warehousing, encryption, and world-wide connectivity. Hypothetically, mature globalization, may result in a redistribution of wealth to multi-national corporations and reduce the importance of individual nation states (Orwell, George, 1984). For now, let’s put aside the debate about whether or not globalization is truly in the best interest of the United States or the World and investigate what it means to provide corporate cybersecurity in a world that demands more and faster connectivity.
In a world where nation states and multi-national corporations sometimes compete as equals, we should expect the worst: espionage, bribery, sabotage, hacking, collusion, and every possible manner of electronic eavesdropping.
Working independently, BorderHawk has found unmistakable evidence that some common Internet capable devices have been covertly modified to conceal malicious software in obscure code. Similar findings have been reported by Kaspersky and Reuters.
The presentation revolves around the supply chain security of SCADA devices and other kinetic device risks, and will elaborate on BorderHawk’s findings and present options for remediation.
Over the past year, BorderHawk has examined more than 200 different products, many of which are ICS/SCADA devices which some highlights (tailored toward SCADA side) will be covered in the presentation.