Unraveling Your Software Bill of Materials – Alyssa Miller – ESW #186
Whether you are deploying your own software or someone else's software, there are a chain of dependencies that likely includes vulnerabilities. From the base OS image, to utilities, to frameworks and app servers, to language specific libraries, all can contain vulnerabilities. Not only can they contain vulnerabilities, but the chain of dependencies can carry vulnerabilities as well. Learn how to combat this problem in this segment!
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Alyssa Miller, Business Information Security Officer (BISO) for S&P Global, directs the security strategy for the Ratings division, connecting corporate security objectives to business initiatives. She blends a unique mix of technical expertise and executive presence to bridge the gap that can often form between security practitioners and business leaders. Her goal is to change how we look at the security of our interconnected way of life and focus attention on defending privacy and cultivating trust.
A life-long hacker, Alyssa has a passion for technology and security. She bought her first computer herself at age 12 and quickly learned techniques for hacking modem communications and software. Her serendipitous career journey began as a software developer which enabled her to pivot into security roles. Beginning as a penetration tester, her last 15 years have seen her grow as a security leader with experience across a variety of organizations. She regularly advocates for improved security practices and shares her research with business leaders and industry audiences through her international public speaking engagements, online content, and other media appearances.