Most security teams point to the software supply chain as one of the most serious cyber risks. The most commonly cited issues are software from external suppliers and partners that contain malware or perform undesirable types of behavior that allow attackers to compromise corporate resources and data. that it may support.
To address this risk, enterprise teams find ways to address the integrity of software used, either as components of internally managed systems or embedded in externally managed platforms or systems. is needed. This is no easy task and usually requires a partnership with a competent commercial vendor.
In this post, discover how third-party software poses risks and how third-party software security validation is key to mitigating that risk. Find out why it’s important to have partner solutions that provide effective functional support to mitigate attacks on your software supply chain.
Third-party software risks
Cyber risk in the context of third-party software is no longer a topic of discussion in the security community. Rather, the typical discussion is along the lines of how to prioritize these risks locally in the context of an organization’s mission. Some of the most common risks from third-party software include:
- Exploitable Vulnerability – Malicious intruders may be able to configure third-party software in exploitable ways.
- Software containing malware – Third-party software may contain malware injected during the development or delivery process.
- data leak – Third-party software may not adequately protect corporate data, which can lead to breaches with potentially serious consequences.
The implication here is that relying on third parties for software introduces risks that must be dealt with in some way. External verification of third-party software is one promising method of risk mitigation. Here’s how this typically works in the context of partnerships with competent commercial vendors.
Verification of third-party software
To address the risks of third-party software, enterprise teams should choose commercial vendor partners who can perform validation of all targeted software. As mentioned above, the ReversingLabs platform provides effective support in this area and helps define appropriate functional requirements.
Specifically, we recommend including the following function security features in your third-party validation:
Learn how the ReversingLabs team can help buyers with how these features work together on the platform. Additionally, TAG cyber analysts are always available to provide guidance on how to use this and similar platforms to mitigate cyber risks associated with third-party software.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from the ReversingLabs blog written by Edward Amoroso. Read the original post: https://www.reversinglabs.com/blog/leverage-third-party-software-validation-to-bolster-your-supply-chain-security