A supply chain is the sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of a commodity. If any stage of the supply chain were to fail a company would no longer be able to operate services dependent on these affected commodities.
The cyber supply chain is made up of companies that you rely on for internet based services such as information and communication technologies, website hosting and other cloud based operations. We place a lot of trust in these companies and their security. If someone that provided a web hosting service to you was to become compromised and were brought down, it would bring your website down with it; if you are a company that operates online you would be unable to sell, which would cost you a lot of money as well as causing harmful reputational damage. The NEBRC offers a supply chain resilience exercise, which can help make sure your company is prepared and defended against cyber threats from your supply chain.