The Digital Supply Chain and Security Flaws in the R Programming Language

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We use “the digital supply chain” regularly because enterprise and government businesses rely heavily on it. The relationships between vendors, cloud providers, software, and customers are so deeply intertwined that it’s impossible to avoid the big picture–that security is a complex activity that can span dozens of entities. 

A recently discovered flaw in the R programming language (which you may or may not have even heard of) has introduced a severe security threat and CVE designation that experts are patching. But how does a small problem in a programming environment threaten major tech companies like Google and Microsoft?


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