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Entitlement Management Is a Key Focus Area for IoT Security

Categories: Freight Forwarder.

As IoT technologies continue to proliferate throughout the supply chain, careful IoT entitlement management to thwart would-be bad actors is increasingly critical for maintaining cybersecurity. Unfortunately, many firms aren’t keeping pace with changing times.

One study from HP revealed that 70% of the most commonly used IoT-enabled devices contain serious security vulnerabilities. At the same time, more than half of companies likely don’t have the tools, knowledge, or resources to detect a sophisticated IoT attack.

In this post, we’ll define entitlement management in general, dig into why it’s critical for IoT specifically, and cover the five key characteristics you should look for in an entitlement management platform.

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A State of Disunion: Supply Chain Cybersecurity in 2020

Categories: Cyber Security.

In only a few short years, supply chain companies have made huge investments in cloud storage, IoT infrastructure, and advanced cargo tracking software. This shift away from paper and pen has powered a revolutionary change in data processing and productivity, but it has also introduced new vulnerabilities into the global supply chain.

In 2017, a cyber attack on the world’s largest shipping company, A.P. Moller Maersk, forced the busiest ports on Earth to grind to a halt — and brought cybersecurity concerns to the forefront of discussion in the shipping world. Sadly, the risk of a major cybersecurity event has only increased since then, especially since COVID-19 hit the global stage in early 2020.

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Amidst a Global Recession, Ecommerce is Growing

Categories: BCO/Shipper.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created two very distinct spheres in the global economy.

In the first sphere, shutdowns have flatlined revenue, and led to massive furloughs, layoffs, and business failures. Much of the world has plunged into a recession that may not improve until the end of 2020 (or later).

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Is It Time for More Flexible Supply Chains?

Categories: Trucking.

For decades, retailers have focused on creating leaner supply chains using cost-cutting “just-in-time” approaches.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in lean supply chains and the just-in-time methodology, and supply chain inflexibility has failed both consumers and retailers.

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Amazon Is Pausing Its Third-Party Delivery Service

Categories: BCO/Shipper.

On April 7th, 2020, Amazon announced that it would be pausing its third-party delivery service, Amazon Shipping. The last pickup for current customers will be June 5, 2020, and Amazon has not indicated when the program might be resumed.

The Amazon Shipping pilot program launched in 2018, and has only been available in select cities, including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Despite the fact that the service is still in the pilot stage, Amazon Shipping has been a notable competitor of FedEx and UPS in those cities.

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Supply Chain Visibility Is More Important than Ever

Categories: Freight Forwarder.

End-to-end supply chain visibility has become more and more essential in the past decade, and as technology continues to evolve, it also becomes more achievable.

Now, in light of the global COVID-19 crisis, supply chain visibility is more important than ever before. From transporting essential materials to responding to potential supply chain disruptions, visibility will be a top concern for companies during this global public health crisis and beyond.

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COVID-19 and the Global Supply Chain

Categories: Freight Forwarder.

It’s impossible to ignore the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the pandemic commonly known as coronavirus.

For millions of residents in the world’s largest cities, shelter-in-place orders have all but halted commerce, leading to massive layoffs, market chaos, and a full-scale, ad hoc reimagining of workforce best practices.

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Digital Twins: The Future of Warehouse Operations?

Categories: Warehouse.

Ten years ago, the notion of what a warehouse was and could be was considered a closed book by many in the industry.

However, the rapid rise of the internet of things (IoT) and other technologies, combined with a changing ecommerce landscape, has pushed new warehouse capabilities from the bleeding edge to the mainstream.

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