Software supply chain security for a resilient and secure development cycle
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Software supply chain security is crucial for safeguarding the software development life cycle from vulnerabilities and security issues, ultimately protecting an organization's business operations. It aims to identify, analyze, and mitigate risks and threats associated with the supply chain, such as vulnerabilities, open-source dependencies, and malicious code targeting the development cycle.
Software supply chain security encompasses the principles of cybersecurity and all components involved in the software development life cycle. This includes people, infrastructure and hardware, cloud services and data centers, compilers and editors, repositories, open source, and CI/CD tools.
Software supply chain attacks occur when malicious actors infiltrate a network through an outside partner or provider with access to the system, network, and data. The increasing need for faster application development and reliance on open-source projects have made these attacks more prevalent. Threat actors focus on exploiting vulnerabilities and flaws in software code, third-party dependencies, and the response protocols for handling threats.
Zensar's approach to software supply chain security
1. Regular code scanning: Continuous scanning of code detects vulnerabilities and enables remediation before release, reducing false positives and errors. Strong integrity policies ensure that only authorized applications run.
2. Automate supply chain security: Employ CI/CD pipelines to automate security and build dependencies. Implement zero trust principles, conceal API keys, define project and role-based security credentials, and validate deployments through security automation.
3. Software bills of materials (SBOM): List all open-source and third-party components, modules, and libraries in the codebase to ensure the safety and integrity of software applications. SBOM provides a complete inventory of applications, including open-source components, licenses, versions, and known vulnerabilities from trusted sources verified by third parties.
4. Health assessment: Continuously assess the health of open-source codes to be aware of potential risks. This proactive approach notifies developers of potentially vulnerable packages, ensuring high-quality and sustainable software development.
With a comprehensive approach to software supply chain security, Zensar ensures the protection and resilience of your software development cycle, guarding against potential threats and vulnerabilities.
Security for a resilient future
Prioritizing security throughout the development cycle ensures the safety and integrity of software applications, safeguarding businesses against potential breaches. With a comprehensive approach, Zensar enables secure, high-quality, and sustainable software development, creating a more secure future.