Apr 18

Past Event

Building Trust in the Global Supply Chain

Event Materials


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Long supply chains and inadequate product evaluation before deployment create a situation of widespread vulnerability in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) supply chains. As trade grows more globalized, the supply chain has become more complex and challenging. Contemporary commerce involves hundreds of individuals, organizations, technologies, and processes across continents. In this situation, what are the vulnerabilities and what are the possible remedies for addressing those threats? What steps should be taken to ensure that supply chains are protected?

On April 18, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a forum to explore operational and technological threats to the ICT global supply chain and ways to identify best practices, standards, and third-party assessment for supply chain assurance. A panel of experts discussed the problems involved in cross-border supply chains and ways to address industry-wide risks.

Event Agenda

  • 9:00


  • 9:05

    Identifying Best Practices

    • Jon Boyens

      Senior Advisor for Information Security, Computer Security Division

      National Institute of Standards and Technology

    • Joe Jarzombek

      Director for Software & Supply Chain Assurance, Stakeholder Engagement & Critical Infrastructure Resilience (SECIR), Cyber Security and Communications (CS&C)

      U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    • John Lindquist

      President and CEO

      EWA Information and Infrastructure Technologies, Inc.

    • Sally Long


      The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum

  • 10:30

    Building Trust in the Supply Chain

    • Sandor Boyson

      Research Professor and Co-Director, Supply Chain Management Center

      University of Maryland, College Park

    • Edna Conway

      Chief Security Strategist, Global Value Chain

      Cisco Systems, Inc.

    • Pamela Passman

      President and CEO

      Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade

    • Andy Purdy

      Chief Security Officer

      Huawei Technologies USA