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Threats to the HPC Supply Chain – How to Prevent Attacks To and Within the Supply Chain

March 22, 2021

In today’s global marketplace, supply chains are critical to every organization’s business operations. A typical supply chain can incorporate hundreds of vendors and business partners from dozens of countries. The back and forth of data flow within the supply chain results in the significant sharing of confidential information with suppliers and third parties. With so much company and customer data exposed at so many levels, security risks rise, and the chances of a data breach leading to data loss or compromise increase dramatically.

Unprotected supply chains face a variety of hazards, such as theft of proprietary information, attacks on critical infrastructure, and software manipulation to gain access to government or contractor systems. Traditional cybersecurity measures tend to be focused on protecting supply chains from outside threats and may fail to adequately address other threat vectors. In addition, vulnerabilities in the supply chain can be the result of poor process management that affects response and delivery times to customers. To keep organizations safe and competitive, a multilayered security approach is the best strategy to ensure a secure and well-managed supply chain.

Beginning with procurement, CyberCore vets all equipment and component manufacturers, reducing supply chain risk for inbound shipments. After receiving equipment at a 100,000 sq. ft. facility located in Elkridge, MD, CyberCore leverages third-party accredited International Standard Organization (ISO) certified processes and procedures which considers all actors responsible for delivering IT equipment. CyberCore builds and configures rack-based systems in their 3,500 sq. ft. Integration Center and 5,000 sq. ft. Classified Integration Center. CyberCore is the first company in the world to possess third-party accredited ISO 28000:2007 – Secure Supply Chain Risk Management – and ISO/ International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 20243-1:2018 – Mitigating Maliciously Tainted and Counterfeit Products – certifications. Through this program, CyberCore has been able to procure, integrate, and deliver over $2B in Information Technology product, without incident.

Learn about CyberCore’s Comprehensive Supply Chain Risk Management program at this year’s NVIDIA GTC Conference! This year CyberCore Technologies is excited to announce we are a Platinum sponsor for the NVIDIA GTC Conference. CyberCore’s very own Brett Bennett, Director of Supply Chain Integrity Services, will be presenting a virtual session entitled “Threats to the HPC Supply Chain – How to Prevent Attacks To and Within the Supply Chain.

The conference will kick-off on April 12th and continue through April 16th. GTC is FREE to attend, and you and your team can register here!

The most important thing to attend is NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote which will be at 8:30 am Pacific Time on April 12th.

In addition to the sessions, NVIDIA is offering hands-on technical training in both introductory as well as advanced AI and accelerated computing, through our Deep Learning Institute. You can learn more here.

There will be more than 1,000 sessions ranging from very technical developer and researcher-focused talks to business and implementation focused talks from C-level leaders at leading companies. We expect more than 100,000 attendees, and I hope you and your team can join us.

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