As technology advances and the world is becoming more connected than ever, the risk of cyber attacks is growing. UL’s newest whitepaper, “Managing Cyber Risks Across the Software Supply Chain,” addresses these risks and the damage that can be caused by cyber failures. From disabled power companies in Ukraine to stolen health record in the United States, these attacks have already proven serious. In part, the current trend toward the use of third-party software is leaving today’s increasingly global, connected companies more vulnerable than ever. With that, a growing number of third-party software and software component suppliers, inconsistent software quality control, and poor vendor/risk management are only serving to amplify the risks.

To help offer peace of mind, address these risks head-on and fill some of the gaps in current cybersecurity standards, specifically regarding software vulnerability, UL introduced its Cybersecurity Assurance Program (CAP). As discussed in our whitepaper, UL CAP is a holistic approach to mitigating cybersecurity, using the new UL 2900 series of standards to offer testable cybersecurity criteria for network-connectable products and systems. By evaluating both product-specific and systemic immunity to cyber threats, UL CAP serves as a perfect complement to cybersecurity best practices such as software supply chain due diligence and a formal process for software updates and patches.

To learn more about UL CAP and what you can do to keep your company guarded against constantly evolving cyber threats, download the whitepaper.