> Cybersecurity for Logistics Companies
Cipher provides cybersecurity solutions to companies that are part of the global supply chain.
Global logistics make the economy work. Cargo ships sail the open seas with thousands of shipping containers. Warehouses full of goods stand ready for incoming and outgoing shipments. Consumers expect lightning-fast delivery and convenience. For this orchestra to work, there must be an efficient transfer of information. Forwarders need to know when their goods are coming to port from warehouse. Warehouse managers need to keep accurate inventory counts.
Supply chain information is transferred through IT networks. These IT networks are vulnerable to attack. In recent years, shipping giant Maersk’s operations were brought to a standstill after a cyber attack. This attack it led to disruption in transport across the entire planet, including delays at the largest ports around the world.
Each link in the supply chain involves trust. You trust that the person you are delivering the goods is honest and will pay what is owed. That trust can be used by hackers to inflict harm. The methods used by threat actors vary, but the result is lost money, data, or time.
Companies that support the supply chain transactions can take steps to prevent attacks. Patching systems can prevent hackers from targeting known vulnerabilities. Networks can be monitored for suspicious activity. Web-based tracking systems can be protected with firewalls. Cipher can help logistics companies by implementing and managing all varieties of cyber protection. Being proactive, rather than reactive in cybersecurity can help companies succeed.