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What is a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM)?

The harsh reality is that most companies cannot accurately summarize the software running on their systems. Hence...SBOM has emerged as a key-part of the security supply chain.

  • What is a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM)?
    It's a formal record containing the details and supply chain relationships of various components contained in the software.

  • What artifacts may be documented in an SBOM?
    Libraries, modules, open-source components as well as proprietary components container in the software.

Minimum elements in an SBOM

  • What are the advantages of having an SBOM? Help identifying components with potential licensing issues or with known vulnerabilities.

Having the software metadata in a standardized software bill of materials (SBOM) can help organizations face the ever-green software vulnerability landscape. By generating an SBOM the organizations can efficiently tun analysis for security, licensing, and other use cases.

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