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Acquisition Security Framework (ASF): Managing Systems Cybersecurity Risk

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posted on 2022-11-11, 21:46 authored by Christopher AlbertsChristopher Alberts, Michael BandorMichael Bandor, Charles WallenCharles Wallen, Carol WoodyCarol Woody

Supply chain cyber risks stem from many organizational dependencies,  including processing, transmitting, and storing data; information  technology; and communications technology. These risks are broad,  significant, and growing as outsourcing options expand. Important  mission capabilities can be undermined by an adversary’s cyber attack on  the organization’s contracted third parties, even when the organization  does not explicitly contract for technology. Virtually all products and  services an organization acquires are supported by or integrate with  information technology that includes third-party components/services.  Practices critical to monitoring and managing these risks can be  scattered across the organization, resulting in inconsistencies, gaps,  and slow response to disruptions. The Acquisition Security Framework  (ASF) contains leading practices that support pro-grams  acquiring/building a secure, resilient software-reliant system to manage  these risks. It defines the organizational roles that must effectively  collaborate to engineer systematic resilience processes to avoid gaps  and inconsistencies. It also establishes how an organization should  ensure it has effective supply chain risk management that supports its  mission and objectives. The ASF contains proven and effective goals and  leading practices, and it is consistent with supply chain risk  management guide-lines from the International Organization for  Standardization (ISO), National Institute of Standards and Technology  (NIST), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 


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