CISA, NSA, and Partners Release New Guidance on Securing the Software Supply Chain

11/09/2023 07:00 AM EST

Today, CISA, the National Security Agency (NSA), and partners released Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices for Software Bill of Materials Consumption. Developed through the Enduring Security Framework (ESF), this guidance provides software developers and suppliers with industry best practices and principles, including managing open source software and software bills of materials (SBOM), to maintain and provide awareness about the security of software.

Organizations can use this guide to assess and measure their security practices relative to the software lifecycle; the suggested practices may be applied across the acquisition, deployment, and operational phases of a software supply chain.

CISA encourages cybersecurity defenders to review this guidance and to speak to their software vendors about implementing its recommendations.

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