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Protecting Against Terrorist Threats to the Supply Chain

Of all the potential disruptions to global supply chains today, terrorist attack might be the least understood, and the hardest to prepare for.

Protecting Against Terrorist Threats to the Supply Chain

Much of the time spent by companies looking to shore up their supply chains against disruption has been devoted to thinking about natural disasters - tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, erupting volcanoes. But a terrorist strike against the flow of freight - either in the form of physical violence or cyberattack - is always a possibility. So how do companies protect themselves against that scenario? On this episode, we get some tips from Justin Crump, chief executive officer of Sibylline, a British-based consulting firm specializing in strategic risk analysis. Crump reveals where the most serious risks lie, who the worst perpetrators of cyberattacks are today, and what steps companies need to be taking to minimize their exposure to such eventualities. He offers his opinion on the debate over prevention versus resilience, and describes what the best organizations are doing right now to confront possible threats of terrorism. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

Sibylline’s latest World Risk Register.

Stream or download podcast here

Much of the time spent by companies looking to shore up their supply chains against disruption has been devoted to thinking about natural disasters - tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, erupting volcanoes. But a terrorist strike against the flow of freight - either in the form of physical violence or cyberattack - is always a possibility. So how do companies protect themselves against that scenario? On this episode, we get some tips from Justin Crump, chief executive officer of Sibylline, a British-based consulting firm specializing in strategic risk analysis. Crump reveals where the most serious risks lie, who the worst perpetrators of cyberattacks are today, and what steps companies need to be taking to minimize their exposure to such eventualities. He offers his opinion on the debate over prevention versus resilience, and describes what the best organizations are doing right now to confront possible threats of terrorism. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

Sibylline’s latest World Risk Register.

Stream or download podcast here

Protecting Against Terrorist Threats to the Supply Chain