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.”
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SOBRE A BSA
A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.
Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.