MAY 12, 2021 | US
BSA Welcomes Focus on Secure Software Development in New Cybersecurity Executive Order
WASHINGTON – May 12, 2021 – BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the release of today’s executive order on software security. In the wake of recent cyberattacks, the executive order rightly identifies secure software development practices as an area where the government can improve security.
“We’re impressed by the breadth and boldness of this executive order, which takes an important step toward ensuring that the software the government procures is developed and deployed in line with security best practices,” said Aaron Cooper, Vice President, Global Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “Two years ago, BSA released our Framework for Secure Software to guide sound security policies. As the pace of digital transformation has continued to accelerate, thoughtful cybersecurity guidelines are more important than ever to protect our health and safety. We support the Order’s outcome-based approach, and we are pleased to see the central role NIST will play in identifying and developing appropriate software security frameworks. We look forward to working with the Administration on implementation and to promoting software security practices both in and out of the government.”
Cybersecurity requires a comprehensive approach to securing software, one that considers software development practices, the capabilities of the software service, and the software’s lifecycle. BSA’s Framework for Secure Software is a detailed, holistic guide to achieving these objectives – find it here.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。