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Commerce’s Friedman urges stakeholders to join process on ‘software bill of materials’

August 09, 2018 |
Charlie Mitchell
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LAS VEGAS. Commerce official Allan Friedman today touted his department’s multistakeholder process on developing a voluntary software bill of materials, telling an audience at the Black Hat USA 2018 conference that this could be the best way for developers, vendors and others to help secure software amid growing regulatory interest in the issue.

“In the physical world, when you buy a product you know what’s in it,” Friedman noted. “Why not software? What are the third-party components? Sometimes the basic...


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