The Importance of SBOMs in Protecting the Software Supply Chain

When security researchers discovered in December 2020 that attackers had trojanized software updates in a SolarWinds application, it was a rude introduction into software supply chain attacks for more than 18,000 businesses and governmental agencies. While SolarWinds is the largest and best known software supply chain attack thus far, it’s unfortunately not a unique occurrence. The reality is that attacks against the software supply chain are one of the most pervasive threats that companies face, with attackers launching almost 7,000 software supply chain attacks in just the past year, as bad actors look for ways to steal data, corrupt targeted systems and gain access to other parts of the network through lateral movement.

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The Importance Of SBOMs In Protecting The Software Supply Chain