Gartner Research

Combat Digital Security Threats to the Supply Chain

Published: 06 October 2017

ID: G00337152

Analyst(s): Virginia Howard, Mark Atwood


The information security threats to the modern supply chain, across data and IT infrastructure, product, and operations components are real, complex and growing. Supply chain leaders can use this research to develop a plan of attack to address this multifront battle.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Focus on an Integrated Digital Security Approach to IT and Data, Product, and Operations-Related Technology
    • The Growing Nature of the Threats
    • Complexity of the Response Tools to Address Many of These Threats
    • Digital Security — A New Way of Looking at the Problem
  • Address the Major Digital Security Challenges
    • Pre-eminent Challenge: Governance
    • Additional Challenges
  • Take the Lead on Product Security
  • Protect Supply Chain Digital Security With a Superset of Approaches
    • A Shortlist of Tools
  • Develop a Timeline for Supply Chain Digital Security

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