Abstract: Supply chains (SC) often span multiple cultures, countries, and time zones. There are two general aspects of security concern in an SC: 1) the products and assets, 2) the information technology (IT). SCs can achieve higher operational efficiency if the entities involved are highly connected since the rapid transmission of information helps SC participants be agile and adaptable. A key requirement of highly interconnected systems is a strong level of overall cybersecurity. We suggest that enhancing individual partners’ security alone may not help improve the SC cybersecurity; it requires the powerful member of the SC to take leadership in cybersecurity efforts. We propose a framework for the leader in the SC that involves: 1) supplier/member selection; and 2) continuous training, development, and risk assessment of SC members from a cybersecurity perspective. An internet of things (IoT)-based use case is provided to expound on the presented ideas.
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Recommended Citation: Vanajakumari, M., Mittal, S., Stoker, G., Clark, U., Miller, K., (2021). Towards a Leader-Driven Supply Chain Cybersecurity Framework. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research14(2) pp 42-52. http://JISAR.org/2021-2/ ISSN : 1946 - 1836. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2020