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Cyber Supply Chain Security Is Increasingly Difficult for Critical Infrastructure Organizations

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    As the old cybersecurity adage states, ‘the cybersecurity chain is only as strong as its weakest link.’ Smart CISOs also understand that the proverbial weak link may actually be out of their control.

    U.S. retailer Target certainly experienced this lack of cybersecurity control in 2013. The now infamous Target data breach that exposed the personal information of 110 million people began with a spear phishing attack on one of the company’s HVAC contractors, Fazio Mechanical of Sharpsburg, PA. Cyber-criminals compromised a Fazio Mechanical system, gained credentialed access to Target, and proceeded to wreak havoc on Target’s data, customers, and reputation.

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