Exposing Software Supply Chain Security Blind Spots

Presented by

Michael Sampson, Senior Analyst, Osterman Research; Vince Arneja, Chief Product Officer, GrammaTech

About this talk

Research highlights hidden vulnerabilities in commonly used commercial off-the-shelf software applications Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software includes prevalent use of third-party and open-source components creating a software supply chain security blind spot. The findings in a recent Osterman Research report present a serious weakness in the software supply chain of many widely used COTS software applications. This webinar will share results of the research report and discuss how organizations can take a more proactive approach to ensuring a stronger enterprise-wide cybersecurity posture. In this webinar, you will learn: • Why vulnerabilities in COTS software applications are a cybersecurity threat • 100% of all analyzed applications with open-source components in five common software categories (web browsers, email, file sharing, online meetings and messaging) contained vulnerable open-source components • Applications in the meeting and email client categories were the most vulnerable • Critical vulnerabilities (CVSS 10.0) were found in 85% of these applications • New ways of analyzing COTS software applications to better reduce your attack surface and potential for compromise

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