BlackBerry has released the results of a survey on supply chain software security.
BlackBerry survey on supply chain software security.
BlackBerry has released the results of a survey focused on supply chain software security, conducted by research firm Coleman Parkes. Surveyed were 1,500 IT decision makers and cybersecurity professionals from North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. 81% of those surveyed reported experiencing cyberattacks in the last 12 months, with 29% indicating that they had been compromised via operating systems.
Supply chain security barriers.
59% of respondents have identified lack of skilled talent as the primary barrier to regular software inventories, with limited visibility found to be the next greatest barrier. 68% of respondents also said that they would welcome a tool to inventory software libraries, as visibility of software potentially impacted by a vulnerability is difficult.
Impact of a breach.
59% of those surveyed who have been notified of a software supply chain vulnerability or attack were operationally compromised, while 57% experienced data loss. 62% of respondents value speed of communication as the most important aspect of communication with stakeholders when a vulnerability is discovered.
The survey found that 68% of respondents are very confident that their suppliers and partners have adequate cybersecurity regulations and compliance practices. 74% of those surveyed were in favor of greater governmental oversight of open-source software to secure against cyber threats.