Our Client & Their Goals
Our Client, a major manufacturer with a global supply chain, recognised that their automated, interconnected supply chain faced vulnerabilities from cyber threats and needed to ensure it was sufficiently protected. Their initial research had revealed that few cybersecurity solutions could address their unique challenges as an industrial manufacturer, and most solutions would not protect their large network of third-party suppliers.
As a result, our Client’s goal was to acquire new technology, or partner with a company developing innovative cybersecurity technology, to create an effective solution for their supply chain system. Our Client had little experience with cybersecurity technology but needed to select their partners carefully to ensure any investments would serve as effective solutions over the long-term.
They asked us to help them develop their cybersecurity strategy by identifying cybersecurity technologies that will emerge over the next 5 to 10 years in a technology forecast. Our forecasts could help them select potential technologies or partners by determining whether the solutions they provided would protect their supply chain from new cyberthreats over these time periods.