SCRM Solutions include a wide range of measures that can be applied at different points in the supply life-cycle. The effort to find and implement SCRM Solutions is robust and many faceted. Commercial companies have identification and protection products; hardware, software and firmware test laboratories; and searchable data bases. A number of academic, government and commercial resources continue to research innovative ways to improve SCRM solutions.
Primary SCRM Solution efforts include:
Recognizing Counterfeits: Keeping clone or counterfeit electronic components out of the supply chain eliminates the risk of clone or counterfeit parts making their way into critical infrastructure. Techniques include but are not limited to:
Active Component Marking of Authentic Parts: Technologies applied to an authentic part as a marking that allows positive identification and ensures that the component item has not been tampered, altered, or substituted. Some active marking techniques require a closed loop where authorized users, and only authorized users, have complementary data to confirm the active mark. Techniques include but are not limited to:
Analytic Models and Metrics: High-level tools that proactively monitor local and global suppliers, shipment controls, susceptibility to counterfeiting, criticality of component to system operation. Techniques include but are not limited to:
Software Assurance: Includes test procedure that provide high assurance that no unauthorized changes are made to software and no external threat can access the software to alter its operation.