SOOS is Democratizing Software Security
Winooski, Vt. Nov. 14, 2022 — As the Senate Homeland Security Committee seeks more details about the costs to conduct software asset inventories, the team at SOOS is urging agency leaders to take action and embrace new solutions. Cost should not be a barrier, SOOS says.
“There are affordable, easy-to-integrate solutions developers can implement today that give them immediate ability to comply with the Executive Order ,” said Tim Kenney, SOOS’s Chief Operations Officer.
Currently, there are several bills in play aimed to secure the software supply chain. Both address the need for full visibility into the components that power federal software infrastructure. Any vulnerabilities in these components puts the systems that power civic life at risk.
S.4913, Securing the Open Source Software Act of 2022, seeks to mitigate risks in systems that use open source software.
S.4908, Strengthening Agency Management and Oversight of Software Assets Act orders Federal agencies to undertake the groundwork to improve the visibility, accountability, and oversight of agency software asset management practices.
SOOS’s software composition analysis tool allows developers to easily identify vulnerabilities, dependencies, and license issues that could put software systems at risk. SOOS gives developers the ability to easily generate and publish SBOMs, enabling compliance with the Executive Order on Cybersecurity. Since the Executive Order was signed in May 2021, there’s been an unprecedented focus on software security at the Federal level – at long last.
“Our mission is to democratize software security, and give all developers access to the tools they need to secure the software supply chain,” Kenney added. “We want every developer building software that powers the Federal Government to have the tools they need to develop secure code. Our flat rate pricing allows any company to secure the software at an affordable price.”
As the Senate Homeland Security Committee weights S.4913 and S.4908, cost shouldn’t be a prohibitive factor.
“The tools are available and affordable. It’s up to developers to use them. There’s so much at stake. But cost doesn’t need to be a barrier,” said Kenney. “We encourage all developers to sign up for a free trial, and start generating SBOMs today.”
SOOS is on a mission to democratize software security. Founded in 2020, SOOS makes it easy to identify and remediate open source vulnerabilities, with a straightforward pricing model and easy workflow integration. Peace of mind, without the hassle, means safer software for everyone.