Supply chains have always been at risk of different kinds of risks, such as wrong orders, shipment delays, loss of inventory and more. For the modern supply chain, cybersecurity has become a risk too. Logistics now involves the transfer of information electronically. This speeds up and simplifies communication in the supply chain but it also puts that information at risk of cybercrime.
Protect Your Systems
It’s essential to protect your internal systems against malicious software or malware. Do this by installing firewalls and other programs that will detect viruses. These programs block malware from accessing your systems. Make sure any software you use is properly tested and trustworthy. It should include a strong security system with password protection, a chain of authentication, and the ability for a user to take over control.
Train Your Employees
All your employees should be trained on proper cybersecurity procedures. Everyone should be aware of and able to spot the signs of hacking attempts. Make sure your team knows never to open suspicious-looking emails or suspicious URLs. Put in place policies to prevent the use of unauthorised software and other downloads that could harm your security measures.
Collaborate with Supply Chain Partners
Breaches in cybersecurity often come from partners in the supply chain. You and those in your network likely share online platforms for increased efficiency. You cannot control the security measures of other companies, but your data can be exposed through shared platforms. Conduct regular security audits with your partner to make sure everyone is abiding by the same security measures and protecting everyone’s data.
At Global Warehouse Solutions, we make sure to utilize the best technology and consultants. We always do what it takes to protect our clients and their customer relationships. For more information on our class-leading solutions contact us today or call 305-627-9951.