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Establishing a Trusted Supply Chain

April 22, 2020 | BY: David Sheets, Kira Reid

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Trusted Computing: The COTS Perspective Series

When it’s time to procure the technology your system will comprise, there’s more to evaluate than just Trusted Computing capabilities in order to ensure you’re selecting trusted, secure solutions. Trust must be embedded throughout all stages of the supply chain in order to provide customers, distributors, and suppliers high-quality products in which they can be fully confident.

In this paper, we’ll look at the best practices commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware vendors must employ for establishing a trusted supply chain, including those regarding managing obsolescence, counterfeit parts mitigation, secure manufacturing, and design integrity.

Download our white paper, “Establishing a Trusted Supply Chain”, to read about:

  • Characteristics of a secure supply chain
  • Conditions to use brokers
  • Counterfeit parts mitigation
David Sheets

Author’s Biography

David Sheets

Senior Principal Security Architect

David Sheets joined Curtiss-Wright in January 2018 as Security Architect. In this role David helps guide technology development and strategy on Anti-Tamper and Cyber Resiliency for Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions products. David draws on 18 years of embedded engineering experience, including 10 years working on multiple US DoD programs architecting, implementing, and integrating security solutions. David has a Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Kira Reid, Supply Chain

Author’s Biography

Kira Reid

Senior Director of Supply Chain & Customer Services

Kira Reid is the Senior Director of Supply Chain & Customer Services at Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. A seasoned high-tech executive, Kira has an exceptional breadth of experience both functionally and across multiple high-tech industries, including defense & aerospace, semicondutors, optical networking, and hosted software applications. Kira also has significant global experience in regions such as North America, Europe and Asia.

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