45% of executives admit initiatives to secure software supply chains are incomplete

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Forty-five percent of executives admit that initiatives to secure their software supply chains are half-finished or less, and 64% say they don’t know who they would turn to first if their supply chain was attacked.

DevOps platform maker CloudBees surveyed 500 senior executives in the US, UK, France and Germany to understand their thoughts on the security and compliance of their supply chain. The survey found that while many executives said they were ready, when asked about their specific response plans, the answers did not match.

The vast majority 95% say their software supply chains are secure (95%) or very secure (55%); However, when asked about their supply chain security, responses revealed that they may not be as prepared as originally thought. On the surface, executives are confident in their software supply chains, but more than two in five (45%) admit that initiatives to secure their software supply chains are halfway or less, and 64% say that they don’t know who they would be talking to. at first if their supply chain was attacked.

Security is now a priority for board members, with the last year seeing an unprecedented number of attacks, especially on the supply chain. Almost all senior executives (95%) say they think more about securing their supply chain today than just two years ago, according to the survey results. Despite the attention and discussion around potential supply chain attacks, 64% of those surveyed said it would take more than four days to resolve the issue if they encountered a problem. And, while 93% of executives say they regularly train to deal with a production vulnerability in the supply chain, 58% say if they did experience it, they have no idea what it is. than their business would do.

Ultimately, while security is a top priority for senior executives, many still don’t know how to actually secure the supply chain and ensure preparedness if that day arrives.

Read the full report from CloudBees.

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