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On May 12, 2021, The White House issued one of the most robust directives on improving cybersecurity monitoring and responding at the U.S. federal government level.
Part of this executive order (EO) contains instructions to various government agencies focusing on the software supply chain, including a directive to develop and use a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM). This EO mandates the adoption of SBOM by large government supply chains and will change how software is provided to the U.S. government.
Read this white paper to learn about using an SBOM, with an overview of:
- Key elements
- The benefits of adopting SBOM
- SBOM object and data format
- And more