A new global software supply chain survey from CrowdStrike®, conducted by independent research firm Vanson Bourne, reveals that cyberattacks are increasingly targeting the software supply chain, creating a critical new threat vector that is impacting organizations in every industry. The study, “Securing the Supply Chain,” surveyed 1,300 senior IT decision-makers and IT security professionals in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Japan and Singapore, across a wide range of industries.Global Survey Reveals Supply Chain as a Rising and Critical New Threat Vector
The global impact of events such as last year’s NotPetya attack likely served as a wake-up call, and the survey confirms that organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the supply chain as an emerging attack vector. Eighty percent of respondents believe that over the next three years, software supply chain attacks could pose one of their biggest cyber threats. Yet, only a third of respondents are vetting all of their suppliers and even fewer feel their organizations are sufficiently prepared to mitigate the risks of a software supply chain attack.