Pervasive technology monoculture will lead malicious actors to weaponized systemic vulnerabilities in software systems of individual technology companies, Durbin says. This threatens the integrity of the Internet infrastructure.
"For instance, Oracle can provide a wide range of applications that really do spread across a wide range of vertical markets and applications areas," Durbin says. "Targeting that provider is a concern here."
And it's not just Oracle, of course. The pervasive use of Apple iOS, Android, routers from Cisco, and more means that a vulnerability in one of them could be exploited at a massive scale.
The ISF recommends broadening your risk assessments to include consideration of widely used technologies and suppliers. It also recommends updating your organizational response plans to systemic vulnerabilities.