Cyberattacks like the SolarWinds incident have raised questions about the security of government technology supply chains. At the same time, President Joe Biden’s executive order (EO) on cybersecurity has established IT supply chain security as a new national priority. In this environment, federal agencies must be assured of the security of their network switches.
As the central piece of hardware that connects devices on a network, the switch plays a key role in supporting cybersecurity. Simultaneously, vulnerabilities within switches represent a potential gap in agencies’ cyber defenses. To that end, the federal supply chain for network switches is a key concern.