A third-party compromise will shut down critical infrastructure. In today's inter-connected business environment, a company's security is only as good as the weakest link in its supply chain and partner network. That's why attackers often target those weaker networks to gain access to a bigger prize. That's why Jake Olcott, vice president at BitSight, expects a cyber compromise of a vendor or supply chain partner to cause an outage that slows or halts the delivery of service at a critical infrastructure company in 2019. "A major defense contractor will also experience a highly public breach of sensitive national security information. In response, the Department of Defense will increase enforcement actions and require additional cybersecurity controls and requirements for defense contractors," he says.
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