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AppSec Decoded: Managing software supply chain risks

Synopsys Editorial Team

May 22, 2022 / 1 min read

Software development teams rely on a mix of proprietary and open source code, communication APIs, protocols, and business logic to assemble modern software applications. Many teams often do not maintain an accurate inventory of all the components in their software supply chain, due to the complexity and the pressure to deliver code faster. 

As we’ve seen in recent headlines, the risks of not knowing what’s in your software can do more than just slow down your production time. Major incidents like SolarWinds and Log4j demonstrate the devastating impact they can have on an organization’s bottom line, including financial and reputational implications.

Understanding the components in your software is critical to managing your supply chain risks—you can’t secure what you don’t know you have. In our latest episode of AppSec Decoded, our cybersecurity experts, Mike McGuire, security solutions manager at Synopsys Software Integrity Group, and Taylor Armerding, security advocate at Synopsys Software Integrity Group, discuss why supply chain attacks have become low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals and what organizations need to understand about their supply chain to avoid becoming the next target.


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