New cyber security training packages launched to manage supply chain risk


The NCSC are delighted to launch two new e-learning packages that will help procurement specialists, risk owners and cyber security professionals to effectively manage risks across their supply chains.

The packages have been designed to accompany the NCSC’s existing guidance on Mapping your supply chain and Gaining confidence in your supply chain cyber security.

To use the training, simply visit the Supply Chain Mapping e-learning section, which is hosted on the NCSC website. The package is free to use, and includes knowledge checks. No login is required – just click on the link and start learning.

Mapping your supply chain is the process of recording, storing and using information gathered from suppliers who are involved in a company’s supply chain. The training explains:

  • what supply chain mapping is, why it’s important and how it can benefit your organisation
  • what information it will typically contain
  • the role of sub-contractors that your suppliers may use
  • what this means when agreeing contracts

Gaining confidence in your supply chain describes practical steps to help organisations assess cyber security in their supply chains. The training:

  • describes typical supplier relationships, and ways that organisations are exposed to vulnerabilities and cyber attacks via the supply chain
  • defines expected outcomes and key steps to help you assess your supply chain’s approach to cyber security
  • answers common questions you may encounter as you work through the training

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