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Managing Software Bill Of Materials in OSS

by abala

Do you have the Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) for the open source project you are integrating into your application? Are you aware of potential vulnerabilities that you may be cascading to your users? The Log4j exploit and similar incidents have highlighted the spread and criticality of open source software and their security to the extent that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had urged U.S. organizations to patch the Log4Shell vulnerability immediately or risk facing punitive action from the agency. This year U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on improving cybersecurity defenses. An SBOM is a formal, machine-readable inventory of software components and dependencies, information about those components, and their hierarchical relationships. SBOM help improves software development, supply chain management, vulnerability management, asset management, procurement, and high assurance processes while reducing cost, security risk, license risk, and compliance risk. Having the SBOM for your software and its dependencies is a critical step in knowing your user's impact from vulnerabilities. Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) is the most widely used format for identifying software entities and conveying associated metadata. The kandi kit on Managing Software Bill Of Materials in OSS covers popular open source tools across the software supply chain's transform, produce, and consume steps and help you manage your SBOM. Take your first step in securing your software and users, using open source.
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