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Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer Reliable Energy Analytics LLC

Inventor of patent pending technology: METHODS FOR VERIFICATION OF SOFTWARE OBJECT AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY and the Software Assurance Guardian™ (SAG ™) Point Man™ (SAG-PM™) software and...

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I participate in the CISA ICT_SCRM Small and Medium Business work group, which focuses on providing SMB's with software supply chain risk management (C-SCRM) guidance to protect themselves from cyber-crime and I can confirm that SMB's are indeed "easy targets", as this report claims. Some entities you may not think of as SMB's, i.e. local police forces, are prime targets for cyber-crime. It is incumbent on each of these SMB's that are susceptible to software cyber attacks to take control over their own destiny by enacting cyber security controls to protect against the installation of malware and other harmful software.

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Matt Chester on Jul 16, 2021

I imagine that this isn't just a threat to those specific small businesses, but also the wider ecosystem in which they play-- supply chains, etc. Cyber risks go after the weakest link and penetrate that way, even if the weak link wasn't your direct responsibility to begin with!

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Richard Brooks on Jul 16, 2021

So true, Matt. We are all tied together in some form and that means we are all vulnerable to the same risks. COVID-19 showed how this effect can domino.

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