VT-MIT professor issues white paper on software supply chain attacks
May 25, 2022
Wade Baker, collegiate associate professor of integrated security in Business Information Technology, has issued a white paper on the dangers of software supply chain attacks and the importance of competent software supply chain management and security.
A software supply chain attack occurs when malicious code is intentionally inserted into a component, and then distributed to key targets along the supply chain.
“Poorly developed software, deficient software update practices, and open-source components can provide cybercriminals the opportunity to exploit weaknesses in a software supply chain,” explained Baker, a faculty member with Virginia Tech’s Master of Information Technology (VT-MIT) program.
The white paper explores the recent rise in software supply chain attacks, their root causes, and what companies can do to combat them.
As Baker writes, the VT-MIT program “provides working professionals the skills to identify vulnerabilities and understand risks to protect their software supply chain against imminent threats.”
To learn more about the VT-MIT degree program from Virginia Tech, please visit https://vtmit.vt.edu.