|Date||May 14, 2021|
|Time||2:00 PM – 2:45 PM|
From the White House to Capitol Hill to the research and development community, the term supply chain is quickly becoming in vogue. Most modern machinery has evolved to a point of complexity that no one organization can effectively manufacturer it alone. A global supply chain is required to produce the equipment necessary to own and operate everything from smart homes to power grids. But more than ever, there is a growing recognition that the software and hardware we rely on to perform everything from routine tasks to critical services could be compromised. In the aftermath of the SolarWinds hack, private industry and the federal government are together reexamining their state of awareness and asking, “what exactly is in my equipment?” This presentation will discuss the risk to supply chain security, examine its impact on the nation’s critical infrastructure systems, and discuss ongoing research efforts aimed at curbing this growing threat.