Cyber protection of supply chains is of growing importance, and may lend itself to U.S. national security

July 21, 2021
U.S. adversaries are investing heavily in systems warfare to disrupt, disable, and destroy operational systems that enable military functions.

WASHINGTON – The mandate for military and defense organizations to invest in advancing supply chains is more urgent every day. In its 2021 National Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported, “Beijing, Moscow, Tehran, and Pyongyang have demonstrated the capability and intent to advance their interests at the expense of the United States and its allies, despite the pandemic.” Fast Company reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

21 July 2021 -- The report describes the potential risk to private and public supply chains, warning that state-sponsored hackers have directed campaigns at supply chains to help nation-states target the United States and conduct operations — ”espionage, sabotage, and potentially prepositioning for warfighting.”

Cyber threats continue to pose serious U.S. national security risks, the report warns. “States’ increasing use of cyber operations as a tool of national power, including increasing use by militaries around the world, raises the prospect of more destructive and disruptive cyber activity.

As states attempt more aggressive cyber operations, they are more likely to affect civilian populations and to embolden other states that seek similar outcomes.”

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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