Cassie Crossley Illuminates the Path to Robust Software Supply Chain Security in Groundbreaking New Book

Software Supply Chain Security with Cassie Crossley

In an era where digital transformation is not just an option but a necessity, the security of software supply chains has become a paramount concern for organizations worldwide.

Cassie Crossley, Vice President of Supply Chain Security at Schneider Electric, has stepped forward as a guiding light with her latest publication, “Software Supply Chain Security: Securing the End-to-End Supply Chain for Software, Firmware, and Beyond." This comprehensive work is not merely a book; it’s a manifesto for safeguarding both physical and digital infrastructures against the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats.

Crossley’s expertise shines through in her detailed exploration of critical topics, such as the importance of robust data classification systems and comprehensive security training for all supply chain stakeholders. Her insights underscore the reality that in today’s interconnected world, the security of one is the security of all. Crossley advocates for a holistic approach to supply chain security as digital and physical realms become increasingly intertwined, emphasizing vigilance and strategic foresight at every process step.

Software Supply Chain Security Book Cover

A particularly compelling section of Crossley’s book delves into the debate surrounding Software Bill of Materials (SBOMs) and their public availability. With a balanced perspective, she presents the arguments for and against making SBOMs accessible to the wider public. She highlights the potential benefits of transparency in fostering trust and collaboration across the industry while also acknowledging the risks associated with exposing sensitive information to potential adversaries.

Looking towards the future, Crossley offers a visionary outlook on the role of SBOMs in enhancing supply chain security. She posits that as the digital ecosystem evolves, so will how we utilize SBOMs. Crossley suggests that the industry can move towards a future where SBOMs play a pivotal role in preemptively identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities within the software supply chain by embracing innovation and fostering an environment of open dialogue and cooperation.

Cassie Crossley’s “Software Supply Chain Security” is more than a book; it’s a vital resource for cybersecurity professionals, supply chain managers, policymakers, and anyone invested in the integrity of our digital infrastructure. As we navigate the digital age’s challenges and opportunities, Crossley’s insights offer a roadmap to securing our present and safeguarding our future.

Announcing an Exclusive Video Interview with Cassie Crossley

Further enriching the discourse, we are excited to announce an exclusive video interview with Cassie Crossley, hosted by cybersecurity expert Bob Lyle and presented by MergeBase. In this engaging session, Crossley shares her insights on securing software supply chains, the significance of SBOMs, and her vision for the future of cybersecurity.

This interview is an invaluable opportunity for cybersecurity and supply chain professionals to gain strategic insights from a leading expert. The video will be available soon - sign up to be notified when the interview goes live.

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