Executive Brief
Dynamic SBOMs for Agile and AI Applications

Learn why SBOMs are not just tools but essential components of a proactive cybersecurity strategy. They offer the foundation for effective and sustained implementation, helping organizations stay ahead in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

 

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In today's complex digital landscape, the intricacies of software ecosystems demand exceptional transparency and proactive management of potential vulnerabilities. Software Bill of Materials (SBOMs) and Vulnerability Exploitability eXchange (VEX) are critical for providing this transparency, enabling organizations to address vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. This guide explores the technical specifications, regulatory implications, and strategic applications of these vital tools. Key topics covered are:

  • SBOM: Unpacking its Strategic Value
  • The Role of VEX in Enhancing Software Security
  • Specialized SBOMs for Diverse Needs
  • Key Requirements for Building a Dynamic SBOM Program

GitHub's 2023 State of Open Source Report reveals that source code production is up 30% (with a 248% increase in AI-generated code), introducing unique challenges and vulnerabilities at an unprecedented pace.

This rapid evolution necessitates a shift from traditional security audits to dynamic, real-time security measures. Traditional security audits are no longer sufficient, with software components updating on average every three months. Stale SBOMs quickly become a liability, failing to reflect the security landscape of fast-evolving software ecosystems.

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