SCRM Task Force Approves Working Group’s Recommendations

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On Sept. 13, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and government and industry members on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force voted to approve the recommendations of three of the four constituent Working Groups. The Task Force had approved the fourth working group’s recommendation back in June.

The recommendations are summarized in an Interim Report that is “designed to help industry and government stakeholders more effectively identify and manage risks to global ICT supply chains.”

“The Interim Report is an important step in the work of the Task Force,” said CISA Assistant Director Bob Kolasky who co-chairs the Task Force.  “It is intended to provide insight and transparency on the work of the Task Force, serve as a reference document for supply chain professionals, and lay the foundation for a recommended path forward to secure the nation’s ICT supply chain.”

The SCRM expects to release the Interim Report during CISA’s 2nd Annual National Cybersecurity Summit, taking place Sept. 18 – 20.

“This is a major milestone for the task force and represents a key achievement of the public-private partnership that is essential to protect our supply chain,” Kolasky said. “Our task force has produced a substantive report that will not only increase collaboration across ICT and government, but ultimately get us closer to identifying and reducing the cyber risks that threaten the increasingly intertwined global digital economy.”

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