TIA Issues Final Call for Comments on New SCS 9001 Supply Chain Security Standard

Coinciding with National Cyber Security Month, feedback due by October 26

Arlington, VA (October 6, 2021) – The Telecommunications Industry Association—the trusted industry association for the connected world—has directly solicited over 100 industry and government organizations for final comments on the ICT industry’s first supply chain security standard.

In a fitting start to National Cyber Security Month, TIA is entering the final stages of completion for SCS 9001 which will be released in Q4, 2021. Drawing on established but general international security standards and TIA’s own quality management system, TL 9000, SCS 9001 will be the first verifiable and process-based supply chain security standard for the information communications technology (ICT) industry.

Based on the concept that security is a subset of quality and that trust must be verified, SCS 9001 includes Principles of Trust, Zero Trust Network Architecture, Asset Inventory Management as well as seven distinct supply chain processes and 55 controls. SCS 9001 will provide the means for service providers and manufacturers to demonstrate that their supply chains meet the critical benchmarks needed to mitigate risks of cybersecurity attacks.

“For the past 2 years TIA’s participating members, and a wide range of security and government experts, have worked with tremendous focus to develop this standard and solve this critical issue. The result is a verifiable standard, measured by internationally accepted certification bodies, with benchmarked results to drive continuous improvement”, said TIA CEO David Stehlin. “As technology and connectivity expand globally, end customers, service providers, governments, manufacturers and developers can now be clear who is a verified and trusted supplier.”

TIA will be accepting comments throughout October and working closely with respondents to help incorporate changes and solidify SCS 9001 before it is released for purchase.

To learn more about SCS 9001, download TIA’s white paper by CLICKING HERE.

If you are interested in reviewing the draft standard and submitting comments and joining TIA in this important effort, please contact TIA at supplychainsecurity@tiaonline.org.


Dan Brown, (703) 907-7074 x206, dbrown@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 global companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs, standards development, and business performance improvement solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).