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July 25, 2023



ECIA’s GIPC Publishes Cyber Security Guidance Document
“Managing Cyber Security for International Operations,” includes four key issues for executives with international responsibilities.

ATLANTA ECIA members, electronic component manufacturers and distributors who have international operations, face a broad spectrum of cyber risks that could potentially impact their business operations. These risks can be more complex and challenging due to their international scope. In response to these concerns, ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) has published a guidance document, prepared as the result of a cooperative effort between electronic component manufacturers and their authorized distributors.

The document outlines key areas that executives need to consider:

  • Cyber Threats When Operating Internationally
  • International Laws Impacting Cyber Security
  • An International Response Plan and Scheduled Tests
  • Allocating Resources to Protect International Operations

The report reveals that approximately 60% of incidents were discovered within days, but 20% could take months or more before organizations realized something was amiss. “Spending more money on cyber security doesn't necessarily make you more secure,” the report cautions. “It's crucial to ensure that the money is spent effectively on measures that genuinely improve your cyber security posture. This might include hiring skilled personnel, investing in advanced security tools, and regular staff training.”

ECIA members can access the report here.

About ECIA

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit or call 678-393-9990.