DATA SECURITY

GBA to Launch Cyber Supply Chain Threat Mitigation Subsidiary

Global Business Alliance | July 19, 2021

The Global Business Alliance (GBA) has announced the launch of GBA Sentinel.  It is a wholly-owned subsidiary that focused on assisting worldwide companies in identifying and addressing possible supply chain and cyber susceptibilities rapidly.

Global companies know it is authoritative for the private sector to cooperate with federal agencies to confirm a safer atmosphere. Through GBA Sentinel, worldwide businesses can gain access to industry-leading supply chain risk management compliance tools of Fortress Information Security. Fortress exclusively delivers actionable risk visions on the supply chain ecosystem of resources and sellers, thereby allowing companies to alleviate their cybersecurity risks and assure controlling compliance logically.

Today, Fortress secures the supply chains of dangerous infrastructure for more than 40 percent of the U.S. power grid. In addition, it works carefully with key federal agencies to improve their supply chain cyber flexibility. This inventiveness is a first for the Global Business Alliance, representing 200 of the major global companies operating in the US.

About the Global Business Alliance

The Global Business Alliance (GBA), as the premier voice of international companies in the United States, energetically encourages and protects an open economy that welcomes global companies to invest in America. Our associates are American companies with worldwide heritage and a crucial part of our nation's economic success. When America is open for business, we all take advantage of it.

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This report outlines Forrester's future look for mobile security and operations. Mobility holds the promise of fostering new innovations, reaching new audiences, and creating never-before-seen user experiences and opportunities. IT must embrace a "stateless" architecture where security controls are decoupled from the devices and the infrastructure. In this report, we will outline four steps to build a stateless architecture and prepare for a future that supports anywhere, anytime, any-device engagement.

Spotlight

This report outlines Forrester's future look for mobile security and operations. Mobility holds the promise of fostering new innovations, reaching new audiences, and creating never-before-seen user experiences and opportunities. IT must embrace a "stateless" architecture where security controls are decoupled from the devices and the infrastructure. In this report, we will outline four steps to build a stateless architecture and prepare for a future that supports anywhere, anytime, any-device engagement.

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