It Is Possible That The Weak Link Is The Supply Chain

May 2019

In recent years we have witnessed cyber-attacks on organizations through their supply chain. One of the more recently spoken of cyber-attacks was on Taiwan Semiconductor (Nasdaq: TSMC), Apple's main chip supplier. The resultant downtime interrupted the production and supply of chips to Apple, costing the company an estimated $250 million in damages. Although the attack was carried out on the company's supply chain, it also affected Apple’s customers, since TSMC is a link in a wider supply chain.