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Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the draft NISTIR 8276 “Key Practices in Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management” providing Key Practices and related recommendations for monitoring, controlling, and understanding how to conduct cyber – supply chain risk management (C-SCRM). The Eight Key Practices are general and apply equally, in practice, to both traditional supply chain management and C-SCRM, including:

  • Integrating SCRM across the organization,
  • Understanding the organization’s supply chain, and
  • Assessing and monitoring SCRM throughout the supplier relationship.

Specific guidance includes, among others:

  • Increasing Board involvement in C-SCRM;
  • Understanding the cyber relationship with suppliers, including whether they process critical data; and
  • Using third-party assessments to evaluate suppliers.

The guidance should serve to remind organizations of the need to know their supply chain well and to have a purposeful approach to its management. Organizations have an opportunity to comment on this draft guidance until March 4, 2020.

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Photo of Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US

Kate M. Growley (CIPP/US, CIPP/G) is a director in Crowell & Moring International’s Southeast Asia regional office. Drawing from over a decade of experience as a practicing attorney in the United States, Kate helps her clients navigate and shape the policy and regulatory…

Kate M. Growley (CIPP/US, CIPP/G) is a director in Crowell & Moring International’s Southeast Asia regional office. Drawing from over a decade of experience as a practicing attorney in the United States, Kate helps her clients navigate and shape the policy and regulatory environment for some of the most complex data issues facing multinational companies, including cybersecurity, privacy, and digital transformation. Kate has worked with clients across every major sector, with particular experience in technology, health care, manufacturing, and aerospace and defense. Kate is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) in both the U.S. private and government sectors by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She is also a Registered Practitioner with the U.S. Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Cyber Accreditation Body (AB).

Photo of Stephanie Crawford Stephanie Crawford

Stephanie L. Crawford is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, practicing in the Government Contracts group.

Stephanie’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, contract and regulatory compliance reviews, and counseling on supply chain, sourcing, and national security issues. Her practice…

Stephanie L. Crawford is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, practicing in the Government Contracts group.

Stephanie’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, contract and regulatory compliance reviews, and counseling on supply chain, sourcing, and national security issues. Her practice supports clients in the aerospace & defense, communications, energy, information technology, and consumer products sectors.

Photo of Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G

Michael G. Gruden is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office where he is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups. He possesses real-world experience in the areas of federal procurement and data security, having worked…

Michael G. Gruden is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office where he is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups. He possesses real-world experience in the areas of federal procurement and data security, having worked as a Contracting Officer at both the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the Information Technology, Research & Development, and Security sectors for nearly 15 years. Michael is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with a U.S. government concentration (CIPP/G). He is also a Registered Practitioner under the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. Michael serves as vice-chair for the ABA Science & Technology Section’s Homeland Security Committee.