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SUPPLY-CHAIN ATTACKS IN THE REAL WORLD: BRIDGING THE CYBER DIVIDE
Any business in the B2B space is part of a supply chain, whether you feed into larger businesses or those larger businesses feed into you. If you find yourself as a smaller business feeding into larger ones, you are more susceptible to attacks than some in your organization may think. In a previous edition of Bridging the Cyber Divide, we went examined supply chain attacks, how they can happen, why they’re so prevalent and looked at some high-profile instances of such attacks. This time, we want to take an even deeper dive on a staggering January report by the Wall Street Journal about coordinated, targeted attacks aimed at taking down the US electric grid likely perpetrated by Russian threat actors. These hackers didn’t go right for the source: they tried to sneak their way in through small companies—contractors, subcontractors, even companies that didn’t work directly with the utilities but had some association with the industry. WSJ reported that at least two dozen US-based utilities were breached. READ MORE