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In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
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Improve your software supply chain security

Software components that were once good can sour instantly when new vulnerabilities are discovered within them. When that happens, the bears are coming, and you have to respond quickly.

Two men are walking through a forest. Suddenly, they see a bear off in the distance, running toward them. Adrenaline pumping, they start running away. But then one of them stops, takes some running shoes from his bag and starts putting them on.

"Frank, what are you doing?" says the other man. "Do you think you will run faster than the bear with those?"

"I don't need to run faster than the bear," Frank replies. "I just have to run faster than you."

This scenario repeats itself every time a new security vulnerability is discovered in a widely used open source component. Imagine the bear as your adversary. Rushing to attack when easy prey is present. Your response time is critical.

Sneakers on. Go!

Improve Your Software Supply Chain Security
Organizations that take control of their software supply chains will see tremendous gains in developer productivity, improved quality, and lower risk

To improve management of component vulnerabilities, consider these five steps, which mimic a number of the supply chain management concepts originated by quality guru W. Edwards Deming to improve quality, accelerate feedback loops, and increase efficiencies of manufacturing operations. The same approaches are being adopted by organizations improving their own operations through the adoption of Continuous Delivery and DevOps processes:

Create a software bill of materials for one application: Visibility into one application can help you understand your current component usage. A number of free and paid services are available to help you create a software bill of materials within a few minutes. The bill of materials will help you identify the unique component parts used within your application and the suppliers who contributed them. These reports list all components used, and several services also identify component age, popularity, version numbers, licenses, and known vulnerabilities.

About Derek Weeks
In 2015, Derek Weeks led the largest and most comprehensive analysis of software supply chain practices to date across 160,000 development organizations. He is a huge advocate of applying proven supply chain management principles into DevOps practices to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and sustain long-lasting competitive advantages.

As a 20+ year veteran of the software industry, he has advised leading businesses on IT performance improvement practices covering continuous delivery, business process management, systems and network operations, service management, capacity planning and storage management. As the VP and DevOps Advocate for Sonatype, he is passionate about changing the way people think about software supply chains and improving public safety through improved software integrity. Follow him here @weekstweets, find me here, and read me here

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