The reliance on 3rd party software in connected products brings tangible security challenges that can undermine trust in device manufacturers and asset owners.
This is exacerbated by the complexity of device software, with its blend of software libraries, OS components and drivers of proprietary, open-source and commercial nature.
Policy makers are reacting to these risks through directives such as the Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO 14028), NTIA’s Software Component Transparency initiative and the OpenChain standard (ISO/IEC 5230), aimed at strengthening supply chain security through Software Bill-of-Materials (SBOM) visibility.
Product security teams are blind to their software supply chain, struggle with false positives generated by traditional methodologies and tools, and overwhelmed by multiple regulatory requirements.
It’s time to adopt new technologies to efficiently scale supply chain security.