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Commerce’s Friedman touts collaborative efforts on software security

March 08, 2019 |
Charlie Mitchell
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SAN FRANCISCO. Allan Friedman, head of cyber initiatives at a key Commerce Department agency, brought his pitch for collaboration to the RSA conference here Thursday, urging members of the cyber ecosystem to contribute to an ongoing multistakeholder effort to develop a “software bill of materials” – SBOM -- protocol.

The “software transparency” initiative is part of a “massive effort happening across agencies” on supply-chain security, Friedman said, and his National Telecommunications and Information Administration “got involved because we were worried...

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