As a smaller business, serving the needs of a large corporation can be a challenge. In this video, learn why groups of small businesses and personal service companies struggle to separate their activities.
- [Instructor] Our third contextual example … is an ecosystem of small businesses, … which often happens with franchises … or professional services. … This type of ecosystem is becoming more common … as businesses become more virtual … and tech makes collaboration easier. … The goal here is for the ecosystem … to secure themselves as a group. … The services they share or the space that they occupy … makes it almost impossible to separate them enough … to define individual cybersecurity perimeters. … The characteristics of this type of supply chain are … a set of businesses that work closely together. … They might be sharing resources … or even working under one brand. … They are separate legal entities. … Their close partnerships make the boundaries … difficult to define. … They'll have slightly different risk appetites, … and they need to work together … to achieve economies of scale … needed for affordable cybersecurity. … In this case, we're visualizing … a solar system within a galaxy. …
- Recognize how business and technology together create a supply chain cybersecurity problem.
- Identify how cybersecurity defines and maintains boundaries.
- Analyze how common cybersecurity practices compare to supply chain security issues.
- Give examples of how cybersecurity is implemented throughout an organization.
- Differentiate between prescriptive-based requirements and goal-based cybersecurity, with an identified supply chain risk.
- Provide evidence for why communicating about cybersecurity between businesses can be daunting.