Securing Your Software Supply Chain with Software Composition Analysis

Modern life runs on applications. Businesses that a decade or two ago never thought of themselves as anything more than a car manufacturer, supermarket, or one of a million other kinds of businesses have quickly found themselves in need of apps both for internal use and for their customers.

This rapid demand for software has led to companies establishing software development teams inside of their organizations, providing dedicated developers who can build the applications that propel a business forward. However, these teams are generally not working alone, and they are depending on third parties to help them take their projects to the finish line. 

Outsourcing parts of a project or even whole segments of your company’s operations can be an important part of your go-to-market strategy. Turning to an outsourcer who knows how to create powerful mobile apps is a better option than trying to just make your desktop version fit the smaller screen. Perhaps you are trying to make your physical product “smart” and need an app for users to interface with it. 

The list of reasons to outsource is long, including efficiency in reaching deadlines, cost savings, and more. In many cases, the outsourcing team might just be a better option because they focus on a specific type of development and have the expertise to do it better. At the same time, it can bring with it a set of risks that need to be addressed. 

Challenges to Outsourcing your Development

Taking parts of your development outside of your organization can raise challenges since it reduces the level of control that you have over the process.  

Essentially the problem here is that these outsourcers may not uphold your company’s high standards for security in how they build the software which will then go into (Read more…)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – WhiteSource authored by Patricia Johnson. Read the original post at: https://resources.whitesourcesoftware.com/blog-whitesource/securing-your-software-supply-chain-with-software-composition-analysis