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Best Practices for Securing the Software Supply Chain

There are several best practices for securing the software supply chain. Failing to do so is like leaving open the vault in your home containing your most valuable possessions and sensitive documents. There are an average of 203 open source dependencies per repository in today’s software supply chains. A staggering 99% of codebases contain open source code and between 85 to 97% of enterprise codebases are generated from open source, according to GitHub.

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Device Authority and Entrust Demonstrate Their Partnership Potential to Provide Security to the Supply Chain

Identified as leaders in IoT (Internet of Things) Device Identity Lifecycle Management by ABI Research, and leaders in IoT IAM according to Quadrant, Device Authority and Entrust have worked together to integrate Device Authority’s KeyScaler® IoT IAM (Identity and Access Management) platform with PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) services from Entrust, extending the existing collaboration for Hardware Security Module (HSM) services, to provide device trust, data trust and automation at IoT sca


Where is Your Risk? Software Supply Chain Security Weaknesses

In the first two posts of this series on software-related risks we have looked at vulnerabilities introduced in the development phase and vulnerabilities present in open source software. The third major risk area to consider is software supply chain security and the weaknesses in this area.


Is a Shift Left Approach Hurting Software and Supply Chain Security?

As the cyber threat evolves, adversaries are increasingly targeting non-publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in the software supply chain. Attackers are able to stealthily travel between networks because to a vulnerability in the supply chain. To combat this risk, the cybersecurity community must center its efforts on protecting the software development lifecycle.


Building an application security battle plan: Home Alone edition

The holiday season is the perfect time to rewatch some favorite festive movies! While some prefer their holiday movies to be as sappy as possible (Hallmark, we’re looking at you), others relish the annual opportunity to watch an 8-year-old boy exact his revenge on two bumbling bad guys in the 1990 classic Home Alone.


SBOMs and the Hunt for Software Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

That’s an excerpt from the fact sheet accompanying the May 2021 Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO). It refers to one of seven ambitious measures in the EO: shoring up security of that notorious playground for hackers, the software supply chain. Knowing that organizations lack visibility into the components that comprise their connected assets, bad actors can have a field day exploiting vulnerabilities to penetrate networks and take control.


Ridgeline Founder Stories: Rusty Cumpston and Jon Geater of RKVST aim to weave trust into digital supply chains

Rusty Cumpston and Jon Geater saw an opportunity to solve a huge supply chain trust problem and were inspired to build RKVST (pronounced as “archivist”), a platform aiming to bring integrity, transparency, and trust to digital supply chains. RKVST enables all partners in the supply chain to collaborate and work with a single source of truth, which can be helpful for tracking nuclear waste, storing historical flight data to optimize aircraft flight plans, and much more.


IoT/OT/ICS threats: Detecting vulnerable Boa web servers

On Nov. 22, 2022 Microsoft announced research findings about an ongoing supply chain attack against IoT devices running Boa web servers. The Boa web server, an open-source small-footprint web server suitable for embedded applications, was discontinued in 2005, but many software development kits still use this lightweight server on IoT hardware. Since being discontinued, vulnerabilities were discovered in Boa that make every version out there exploitable.


Hackathon! How can blockchain solve supply chain visibility challenges?

PA Consulting recently joined forces with RKVST to host a Hackathon, looking to identify new and innovative propositions for digital supply chains. Could the teams of PA consultants and analysts identify opportunities to help their clients using RKVST technology? Short answer: YES! Many of today’s business challenges can be addressed with a reliable evidence ledger. If you want the long answer, read on.