Shoring up supply chain security
What: A new report advising governments on how to make their information and communications technology (ICT) supply chains more secure, written by the New America Foundation’s Danielle Kriz and published by the Council on Foreign Relations.
Why: Governments that are increasingly reliant on ICT to do business are demanding that vendors get more secure. But some policy proposals for doing so are wrongheaded, Kriz wrote.
Supply chain measures should address clear gaps in policy, work globally, improve the government’s ICT procurement practices and boost cyberthreat information sharing with vendors, she said. They should not, however, discriminate against products from a certain country.