This year’s US National Supply Chain Integrity Month will focus on raising awareness of the importance of supply chain resilience, with the theme of ‘Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) – The Recipe for Resilience’.
The initiative is a partnership between CISA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD), the Department of Defense, and other government and industry partners.
“The past few years have taught us how disruptive events can have cascading supply chain impacts on American businesses and the public,” said CISA Assistant Director for the National Risk Management Center, Mona Harrington. “As organizations introduce technology into their operations, they must take a comprehensive approach in their strategy for supply chain resilience, which includes being smart about their procurement process, knowing who makes up their extended supply chains, and applying basic cyber hygiene. Government and industry must work together to shift from a reactive to a proactive approach for supply chain risk management.”
Throughout April, CISA will share information and resources, aligned to weekly themes:
- Week 1: Recipe for Resilience: Knowing the Essentials
- Week 2: Shop Small: Resources for Small and Medium-sized Businesses
- Week 3: Cooking with Quality: Vendor/Supplier Trustworthiness
- Week 4: Don’t Poach Your Luck: Common Supply Chain Threats