If you are not a TIA QuEST Forum participant already, we are happy to have new organizations interested in supply chain security attend a couple of meetings to decide whether they would like to join us in this important work.

SCS-9001: First-ever comprehensive Supply Chain Security standard for the ICT Industry

TIA’s QuEST Forum has an active working group of engineering and security experts with various subcommittees assembled to define, publish, and enhance the SCS 9001 standard. The SCS Workgroup has outlined a roadmap for this new standard and certification program that includes coverage for emerging technologies broadening the reach of connectivity such as low-latency networking, 5G, advanced Wi-Fi, sensors, and IoT/IIoT implementations. As an industry, we must ensure that security measures and controls can evolve alongside technological advancements.

To adequately create a measurable and verifiable standard that meets the needs of all stakeholders, we need to have those stakeholders involved in developing and deploying SCS 9001. As the trusted association for the connected world, TIA provides the neutral ground for stakeholders across multiple verticals, company types and industries to come together to:

  • Establish a set of security requirements through comprehensive third-party assessments, measurements, and benchmarking.
  • Continuous enhancement of the standard to address new technologies, applications and industries leveraging ICT infrastructure.
  • Provide transparent, comprehensive reporting of SCS 9001 certified ICT manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, integrators, and contractors.
  • Eliminate existing gaps by developing new industry-driven standards to ensure the security of devices, equipment and networks that comprise the ICT supply chain.

To find out more and to get involved, contact us at: supplychainsecurity@tiaonline.org

Supply Chain Security Working Group Leadership

Mike Regan