How to protect your US-China supply chain from spies

DIY cyber-security measures that companies should be taking if their supply chain stretches between the world’s two biggest economies.

With talk of Chinese intelligence officers stealing US trade secrets, Twitter troll armies directed by states and massive computing power in the hands of criminals, ensuring the cyber security of supply chains has never looked more important.

The World Economic Forum estimates the cost to the global economy of cybercrime at $445 billion a year, more than the annual GDP of oil-rich Norway and significantly more than Hong Kong's. 

Tried and tested methods for minimising the risk of a hack include buying only from trusted vendors, disconnecting critical machines from outside networks, and educating users on potential threats.

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