Tag: software security

Hardware & Software, Tech

Selling Software to the US Government? Know Security Attestation First

August 7, 2023

Via: Dark Reading

Over the past several months, the US government has introduced several new requirements affecting organizations that sell software to government agencies. Because these new requirements are complex, many leaders are not yet sure how their organization will be impacted. In […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Industry calls for clarity after White House extends software security form deadline

June 12, 2023

Via: FCW

Software companies and industry leaders praised a White House decision to extend the deadline for agencies to begin collecting software security attestation forms from contractors, while calling for further clarity regarding the specific details that vendors will need to provide […]

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

Public sector apps face widespread security challenges, report reveals

June 7, 2023

Via: FCW

The vast majority of applications developed by public sector organizations over the last year suffered from at least one security flaw, according to a new report that analyzed 750,000 applications developed by the public and private sectors. Software security firm […]

Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

The Federal Government is Moving on Memory Safety for Cybersecurity

December 27, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The massive appropriations bill Congress passed Friday included a Christmas present for advocates of using memory-safe coding languages to stem a significant majority of the software vulnerabilities exploited by cyber adversaries. “For the first time ever, Congress has included memory […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

CISA, NSA and industry outline security responsibilities of software suppliers

November 8, 2022

Via: FCW

Software suppliers have unique responsibilities maintaining efficient delivery of their products while considering security risks, according to guidance the National Security Agency recently released, together with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. “Prevention is often seen as the responsibility of […]

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

US OMB releases guidance on federal agency software security requirements

September 16, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Earlier this week, Chris DeRusha, federal CISO and deputy national cyber director in the White House, announced the release of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance to ensure federal agencies rely only on software that has been built following […]

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

Google-commissioned survey claims Microsoft tech makes governments less secure

April 4, 2022

Via: TechSpot

In a rather scathing blog post, Google criticized the dominance of Microsoft’s productivity software currently in use across US federal and state governments for the security risks and vulnerability associated with the ‘legacy’ tools. While there is truth to Google’s […]

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

White House will meet execs from Apple, Amazon, IBM to discuss software security

January 13, 2022

Via: Tech Crunch

The White House will meet with executives from major tech companies, including Alphabet-owned Google (GOOGL.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Inc, , to discuss software security after the United States have suffered several major cyber attacks last year. In December, […]