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SEP 23, 2020 | GLOBAL

Software Group BSA Updates Security Framework, Mapped to NIST’s Latest Work

Inside Cybersecurity, September 23, 2020

By Charlie Mitchell

A revised, industry-crafted framework for software security offers more guidance on addressing supply-chain threats and maps to NIST’s recent work on the topic, according to Tommy Ross of BSA -- The Software Alliance, who said the tool is increasingly important as risks grow and government policymakers reach for solutions that could include regulation.

“There has been a steady uptick in threats to the software supply chain, which has increased the focus on securing the development environment,” Ross, BSA’s senior director for policy, told Inside Cybersecurity. And, he said, NIST in the spring produced “one of the first government-issued software security frameworks in the world,” and BSA wanted to enable “clear-cut conversations” about how the industry group’s framework “lines up with what the U.S. government says.”

The two frameworks are “similar and certainly aligned,” Ross said, noting both are risk- and security outcome-based. “We want to continue the conversation on software security and we’re excited to see NIST in this space.”


Original Posting: https://insidecybersecurity.com/share/11653


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