Adopting NIST Best Practices for Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is the leading agency for providing guidance on bringing industry networks to meet regulatory compliance standards. As the cyberthreat landscape continues to evolve, the practices, guidelines, and metrics that determine how prepared a company’s cybersecurity posture is to fend off assaults must evolve in tandem. The NIST provides the information needed to ensure that you can build or improve your security, privacy, and supply chain risk management programs following shifting expectations, compliance standards, and best practices. Ensuring you can maintain the integrity of your supply chains, both digital and physical, without introducing risk to your system is an essential aspect of regulatory compliance. To get there, you need to work with a company with in-depth expertise in adopting NIST best practices for Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM).

Adopting NIST Best Practices for Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM)

Domain Technology Group is a leading provider of supply chain management solutions, and we can help your company adopt C-SCRM in a way that fits your business needs. We have a team of experienced professionals who are familiar with the NIST standards and can help you implement them in a way that maximizes security and minimizes risk. In addition, we offer a range of other services that can help your company improve its supply chain management, including product lifecycle management and inventory management. Above all, our history of providing completed assessments of infrastructure frameworks for the FFIEC (Federal Financial Institute Examination Counsel) means you won’t find another partner with nearly as much qualified industry experience or expertise as DTG.

The Importance of C-SCRM

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity in February 2014. The framework provides a set of best practices for organizations to follow to improve their cybersecurity posture. One key area the framework addresses is supply chain risk management (C-SCRM).

Organizations that implement C-SCRM can better identify, assess, and mitigate risks posed by their suppliers. By understanding the cybersecurity risks associated with their suppliers, organizations can take steps to minimize those risks. Additionally, C-SCRM helps organizations keep track of changes to their suppliers’ cybersecurity posture over time.

NIST’s Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity provides a great starting point for organizations looking to implement C-SCRM. However, it can be challenging to know where to start and how to streamline the process so that it’s intuitive for your organization. One of the most reliable ways to improve your cybersecurity stature across your supply chain is by working with an experienced cybersecurity service provider like Domain Technology Group. We will help you utilize and execute NIST best practices for safeguarding your network through C-SCRM, including some of the following:

  • Ensure that C-SCRM is integrated across your entire organization
  • Understand how to catalog and manage your critical suppliers
  • Create a C-SCRM program that receives real-time evaluations and updates
  • Understand your company’s supply chain
  • Include critical suppliers as a part of your C-SCRM risk assessment campaign processes
  • Continuously monitor your C-SCRM
  • Prioritize key supplier collaboration as a part of your risk management program
  • Have a plan for all business operations

Getting it right is a lot to handle, which is why Domain Technology Group is the right partner for adopting NIST best practices for Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM). If you’re interested in a partnership, visit our contact page so we can get started.