The new bill, the DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021 (H.R. 4611), will secure the supply chains involved in Department of Homeland Security software contracts by requiring a new certification.
Much has changed in visitor management procedures and policies since the days of entering a visitor’s name in the log book and slapping on a sticky badge with a handwritten name on it. Often, visitors were not even asked for identification, and there was no way to track or confirm if or when they left the building.
There are myriad security risks in giving third-party vendors access to your network and data. If a third party gets hacked, your company can lose vital business data, and confidential employee information can be compromised.