Secure your supply chain with NDR and Collective Defense

A web of weak spots: Supply chains are less of a linear chain moving parts from manufacturing to market and more of a web that extends and branches in every direction. With hundreds of third-party entities and, now, cloud providers in the mix, the sky’s the limit for the number of vulnerabilities that attackers can find to exploit across your value chain.
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40% of security breaches

originate from indirect attacks against weak links in the supply chain
— Accenture
Impact Report

2021 Cybersecurity
Impact Report

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The supply chain six:
Common entry points for cyber attacks

Your supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Cyber criminals are exploiting these expanded and digital supply chains to circumvent the cyber defenses of their targets.
Raw Materials
Can you confirm that the parts manufacturer follows a secure life cycle development process to ensure the products (e.g., electronic components) are secure by design?
How would you be impacted if a third-party supplier were to experience a ransomware event? What dependencies do you have on third parties?
How much trust do you put into code (firmware, source code, web application) delivered to you from a third party? Do you have processes to validate this before pushing into production?
Does the vendor you are trusting with your data have the same level of controls and monitoring for security incidents that you do?
How secure is your customer relationship management system? What about your website developed by a creative agency?
How secure are cloud-based user interfaces? Is consumer data protected in outsourced data storage?

How do these attacks happen?

Attackers know the weak spots. Here are some techniques they will use to exploit these opportunities:
  • Business Email Compromise (BEC): Often associated with financial transfers, where criminals leverage the fact that business is often conducted via email.
  • Using vulnerability information gleaned from OSINT tools: Finding weaknesses in supplier or vendors in your supply chain to exploit in order to gain entry to your networks.
  • “Living off the land” (or “fileless”) attacks: Gaining additional access using tools that already exist in the computing environment.
  • Embedded systems: Accessing backdoors through network-aware embedded systems, Operational Technology (OT), and IoT devices.
  • Service providers: Taking advantage of the potential risk associated with the usage of third-party service providers.
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Detect unknown threats,
wherever they are

Supply chain attacks are on everyone’s radar. Network Detection and Response is one of the most effective ways of identifying and combating all forms of threats across networks by focusing on anomalous network behaviors.

Cast a wider net

IronDefense secures complex and expanded ecosystems in the following ways:


Seeing is knowing: Network visibility

The first step is to gain visibility of the network traffic across your ecosystem. By deploying sensors (physical or virtual) at key points throughout your environment, you can identify malicious activity within the constant flow of legitimate traffic.


Going beyond the signature: Behavioral analytics

Identifying unknown unknown threats in real time requires a solution driven by sufficient visibility and powerful analytics. It must be able to go beyond scanning for known threat signatures and spot the subtle anomalous behavior that signals the presence of a threat actor.


Finding malicious threats: AI + human insights

In addition to advanced AI/ML analysis, applied human insights from IronDefense’s Expert System with human insights from cybersecurity analysts (such as SOCs or MSSPs) can be used to vet and qualify detections as suspicious or malicious, as well as map them to the cyber kill chain.

Map your path to supply chain security

While most companies have made their own cybersecurity a top priority, world-class companies don't stop there. Here's how to chart your course to full supply chain security.  


You have a layered cybersecurity strategy and best-in-class security portfolio to fully secure your own organization, including a behavioral analytics solution like IronDefense to detect network cyber threats beyond signature-based solutions.


In addition to securing your own enterprise, you have implemented a third-party risk program that includes security practices, procedures, and requirements for your top vendors, partners, and suppliers.


Your entire supply chain operates within an IronDome to detect and share threats with each other, in real time — giving you complete visibility  across your value chain so you can more proactively defend against incoming attacks.

How can you see across
your entire supply chain?

To be even more secure, organizations must look further than their own networks to paint a bigger picture of the threat landscape. Collective Defense enables correlated threat detection across the supply chain ecosystem at network speed. IronNet’s IronDome solution facilitates real-time collective threat intelligence sharing across peer networks.
See how you can broaden your visibility of the threat landscape across your supply chain ecosystem by using IronDome’s Detection Correlation Dashboard.

Don’t wait until it’s too late.

A typical Fortune 500 organization may use more than 100,000 external third-parties to meet its business objectives and stay competitive.

— Deloitte

Your suppliers’ risks are your risks. There’s a better way to defend. Collective Defense powered with Network Detection and Response is a great addition to third-party risk management programs. Collective Defense adds confidence by facilitating real-time threat knowledge-sharing among your sector peers.