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New EMEA Software Security Data Demonstrates Necessity of SCA

New software security data demonstrates that Software Composition Analysis (SCA) will help bolster the safety and integrity of open-source software usage for organizations in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region in particular. The EU Cyber Resilience Act makes this research especially crucial and timely. Let’s dive in and look at recommendations for EMEA teams wanting to secure cloud-native development.


Why SCA is Critical for Securing the Software Supply Chain

Weaknesses within software supply chains create a foothold for exploitation from cyberattacks. The problem is so significant that even the White House released an Executive Order that speaks directly on this topic. “The Federal Government must take action to rapidly improve the security and integrity of the software supply chain,” states the Executive Order emphatically. Now, you may be wondering what your organization can do to mitigate this risk.


Snyk named a Leader, placed highest in Strategy category in The Forrester Wave: Software Composition Analysis (SCA), Q2 2023 report

We’re thrilled to announce that Snyk was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Software Composition Analysis (SCA), Q2 2023 report! We believe this recognition — and the fact that we are ranked highest in the Strategy category out of all evaluated vendors — highlights the work we’ve done at Snyk to disrupt the industry with developer-centric application security solutions to help companies secure their software supply chain.

What is Software Composition Analysis (SCA)?

A subset of application security testing, software composition analysis (SCA) refers to an automated process which scans open source software, allowing security analysts to identify precisely which libraries and components have been used in a piece of software. Code is parsed automatically and scanned against a known list of open source vulnerabilities.

Software Composition Analysis Explained

Open source code is everywhere, and it needs to be managed to mitigate security risks. Developers are tasked with creating engaging and reliable applications faster than ever. To achieve this, they rely heavily on open source code to quickly add functionality to their proprietary software. With open source code making up an estimated 60-80% of proprietary applications’ code bases, managing it has become critical to reducing an organization’s security risk.


What's The Difference Between Software Supply Chain Security vs SCA?

Protecting the software supply chain is now a major organizational priority. Two weapons in the arsenal to help protect against data breaches and digital attacks are software supply chain security and software composition analysis (SCA). Here’s a look at Software Supply Chain Security vs SCA. The world today runs on software and ensuring it is reliable and secure can be a dicey proposition.