Today, CyberRx CEO, Ola Sage, attended the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force. The Task Force, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), is a public-private partnership established to examine, and develop consensus recommendations for actions to identify and manage risks to the global ICT supply chain.
There’s a saying “If you’re not at the table, you’re probably on the menu!,” said CyberRx CEO, Ola Sage. “We can’t expect that the interests of Small and Mid-size Businesses (SMBs) can or will always be represented by large businesses. I’m proud to be “at the table” as a small business representative and voting member of the Executive Committee helping to voice our community’s needs.”
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) represent more than 97% of all businesses in the U.S. and are essential to our country’s critical infrastructure and cybersecurity. As owners and operators of our critical infrastructure, SMBs also serve as vendors to larger companies in complex supply chains within the U.S. economy. Because of their importance, SMBs are often the target of cyber threats. However, only 14 percent of small businesses rate their ability to mitigate cyber risks, vulnerabilities and attacks as highly effective.
Executive Committee Organizations include:
Industry: Accenture, AT&T, CenturyLink, Charter, Cisco, Comcast, CTIA, CyberRx, Cybersecurity Coalition, Cyxtera, FireEye, Intel, Information Technology Industry Council, Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center, Microsoft, National Association of Broadcasters, NCTA, NTCA, Palo Alto Networks, Samsung, Sprint, Threat Sketch, TIA, T-Mobile, USTelecom, Verizon
Government: Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Treasury, General Services Administration, Department of Justice, Department of Commerce, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Social Security Administration.
The Task Force is a key element of the newly established DHS National Risk Management Center.
CyberRx is a cybersecurity risk and compliance assessment software company. Headquartered in Silver Spring, MD, the company serves primarily small and mid-sized companies in regulated industries including finance, healthcare, life sciences, communications, and government. The company’s software-guided risk and compliance assessment tool helps companies determine their cybersecurity posture and gives them the guidance, tools to move forward with confidence in the world where new threats are a daily occurrence. For more information about CyberRx, visit https://cyber-rx.com.
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 Smallbiztrends.com – Cyber Security Statistics: Numbers Small Businesses Need to Know