Cybersecurity White Papers

5. Don’t Be a Victim of Software Supply Chain Attacks: What You Need to Know

The software supply chain is crucial for the digital infrastructure of your business. Whether it includes external dependencies or internal processes, each component in the chain can be a potential vulnerability for security risks.

“In the 12-month period that concluded in April 2023, a software supply chain attack directly affected nearly 61% of businesses in the United States.”

According to recent research, there has been a significant increase in attacks on code, tools, open source components, and development processes. These attacks particularly target organizations that do not have adequate visibility and protection. This highlights the importance for organizations to adopt measures that can prevent compromise and ensure security throughout the entire application lifecycle.

Nevertheless, numerous organizations lack a proper understanding of the dangers posed by this fresh vulnerability. Consequently, by incorporating these essential methods and suggestions, leaders in security and risk management can strengthen their organizations against the exploitation of the software supply chain.

What you will learn from this report:

  • What factors are causing the increasing demand for software supply chain security? Comprehend why conventional security methods are insufficient for safeguarding the software supply chain. Acquire knowledge about important compliance regulations and frameworks that ensure secure development.
  • Find out the necessary criteria to ensure software security when dealing with vendors. Explore the suggested benchmarks for assessing the potential risks of vendor software in all aspects of its vulnerability to attacks.
  • SBOMs facilitate safeguarding the software supply chain by providing a comprehensive understanding of what should be monitored and how they contribute to swift identification and action against vulnerabilities, ultimately enhancing security measures.