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SEP 28, 2022 | US

Stakeholders: OMB Approach to Self-Attestation for Securing Software Offers Good Initial Method to Create Requirements

Inside Cybersecurity, September 28, 2022

By Sara Friedman

BSA’s Henry Young describes the impacts of the Office of Management and Budget’s decision to require self-attestation from companies against NIST secure software standards.

“The memo provides adequate security measures. Companies take self-attestations very seriously and no company wants to sign an inaccurate document. In limited circumstances, a third-party certification may make sense, but for the vast majority of software, an attestation should be sufficient,” Young said.

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Original Posting: https://insidecybersecurity.com/share/13930

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