Today’s world and economies are highly interconnected. With this interconnection, supply chains for major organizations are highly globalized, with OEM’s supplying various hardware components to device manufacturers from across the globe. This increasing globalization has also brought with it, increasing threats in supply chain such as counterfeit hardware, untested and unpatched hardware, insecure authentication protocols being followed, and a new wave of hardware exploits at kernel and BIOS level. With consumers now interacting with hardware technology such as IoT, mobiles, computers on a scale like never before through global supply chains, hardware threats and therefore the need to resolve them have become critical for national security.
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