On June 2-3, NIST will host a virtual workshop to enhance the security of the software supply chain and to fulfill the President’s Executive Order (EO) on improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, issued on May 12, 2021. Among other things, Section 4 of that Executive Order (EO) directs the Secretary of Commerce, through NIST, to consult with federal agencies, the private sector, academia, and other stakeholders in identifying standards, tools, best practices, and other guidelines to enhance software supply chain security. Those standards and guidelines will be used by other agencies to govern the federal government’s procurement of software. Full text of the EO is available here.
Workshop goals are to:
- Share NIST’s plans to develop software-related standards and guidelines called for by the EO, and
- Receive and discuss information and ideas about the approach and content that NIST should consider in developing those standards and guidelines.