Archived: Supply Chain Security Snags: How to Solve Your Sourcing, SBOM & Scope Struggles

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The executive order issued by the White House last year calls for more robust software supply chain protections for federal agencies. Meanwhile, companies are also taking steps toward securing their supply chains. And they are now facing many of the same struggles that government bodies have endured while attempting to adhere to the executive order. So what are the challenges? They include: 

  • improving visibility into the global partners from which you’re sourcing components 
  • instituting and operationalizing software bills of materials (SBOMs)  
  • establishing the required scope of your supply chain security program 
  • determining what your testing procedures will entail 

Join us as Tim Mackey, principal security strategist at Synopsys, offers inside analysis into the U.S. government’s foray into supply chain security. He will then reveal what lessons businesses can apply toward their own efforts in this space.



Tim Mackey

Principal Security Strategist


Tim Mackey is a principal security strategist within the Synopsys CyRC (Cybersecurity Research Center). He joined Synopsys as part of the Black Duck Software acquisition where he worked to bring integrated security scanning technology to Red Hat OpenShift and the Kubernetes container orchestration platforms. As a security strategist, Tim applies his skills in distributed systems engineering, mission critical engineering, performance monitoring, large-scale data center operations, and global data privacy regulations to customer problems. He takes the lessons learned from those activities and delivers talks globally at well-known events such as RSA, Black Hat, Open Source Summit, KubeCon, OSCON, DevSecCon, DevOpsCon, Red Hat Summit, and Interop.

Tim is also an O'Reilly Media published author and has been covered in publications around the globe including USA Today, Fortune, NBC News, CNN, Forbes, Dark Reading, TEISS, InfoSecurity Magazine, and The Straits Times.

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