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Securing the Supply Chain: The Critical Role of Cybersecurity in Logistics with Everglory

29Sep, 2023



In an era where technology governs logistics operations, protecting sensitive data and digital assets is paramount. With its reliance on technology for inventory management, transportation, tracking shipments, and customer communication, the logistics industry is inevitably vulnerable to cyberattacks. Cyberattacks can have a devastating impact on logistics companies. They can disrupt operations, damage customer relationships, and lead to financial losses. In some cases, cyberattacks can even compromise the safety of shipments. 

 

One of the most common types of cyberattacks in the logistics industry is ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a company’s data and demands a ransom payment to decrypt it. Another common type of cyberattack in the logistics industry is phishing. Phishing attacks involve sending fraudulent emails or text messages that trick users into revealing sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card numbers.

 

 

Why Cybersecurity Holds the Key in Logistics

 

  1. Handling of Sensitive Data: The logistics industry deals with a plethora of sensitive data, encompassing customer information, financial transactions, and detailed shipment data. This treasure trove of data is enticing for cybercriminals who seek to exploit it for identity theft, fraud, and other malicious endeavors.
  2. Interconnected Networks: The intricate web of suppliers, partners, and customers that logistics companies operate within means that a breach in one can have a domino effect, compromising the security of all entities involved.
  3. Economic Cornerstone: The logistics sector is a linchpin in the global economy. A cyber breach affecting a significant player in this sector can ripple through the supply chain, disturbing the flow of goods and services and imparting a considerable blow to the global economy.

 

Building a Cyber-Resilient Framework: Everglory’s Approach

 

Recognizing the potential vulnerabilities, Everglory Logistics champions cybersecurity by adopting a multifaceted approach:

 

  1. Security Policies and Procedures: Everglory emphasizes formulating and implementing strict security policies and procedures that cover access control, data security, and incident response.
  2. Investment in Security Technologies: By integrating advanced security technologies like firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and encryption, Everglory fortifies its networks and data against cyber threats.|
  3. Employee Cybersecurity Education: Acknowledging that employees can be a vulnerable link in the cybersecurity chain, Everglory invests in extensive training programs. These programs seek to cultivate a culture of cybersecurity awareness and best practices among employees.

 

Cyberattacks can happen to any company, regardless of size or industry. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to cybersecurity, and the best approach to cybersecurity will vary depending on the company’s specific needs. Because cybersecurity is ongoing, companies must continuously monitor their networks and systems for vulnerabilities and implement new security measures as needed.

 

Everglory Logistics is committed to steering the logistics industry toward a secure and resilient future in an unpredictable digital landscape. If a secure logistics operation is a priority, connect with Everglory Logistics today for expert guidance and logistics solutions tailored to your unique needs.






CTPAT Statement of Support

As a proud member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) CTPAT program since February 9th, 2012, supply chain security continues to be an integral part of the Everglory Logistics, Inc. culture and business processes.

Since its inception in 2001, CTPAT remains a voluntary public-private sector partnership program where members work with CBP to strengthen their international supply chains and ultimately improve border security, protecting the supply chain from criminal activities such as drug trafficking, terrorism, human smuggling, and illegal contraband.

Everglory Logistics, Inc. has developed, and maintains, a multi-layered security program that is consistent with the CTPAT minimum-security criteria (MSC), and remains committed to protecting our organization and supply chain from any illegal or illicit activities.

Security is everyone's responsibility. All employees and business partners, including contractors, service providers, and visitors are educated and must comply with the company's CTPAT policies and procedures that are in place at each facility.

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