SEP 22, 2020 | GLOBAL
Industry Alliance Updates Secure Software Development Framework
Politico Pro, September 22, 2020
By Tim Starks
Tech industry group BSA | The Software Alliance today is releasing an update of its first-of-its-kind framework for developing secure software, which debuted last year. The reasons for the inaugural revisions are twofold, Tommy Ross, BSA’s senior director for policy, told MC. First, there’s been a rise in software supply chain threats, so the alliance wanted to beef up that section, he said. Second, since the framework’s release, NIST has put forward its own. “Organizations that are interested in aligning with that, our update will now allow them to get a little more specific guidance to do that,” Ross said. Ross added that regular revisions are likely going forward.
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.