Dr. Allan Friedman is Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US Department of Commerce. He coordinates NTIA’s multi-stakeholder processes on cybersecurity, focusing on addressing vulnerabilities in connected systems and across the software world. Prior to joining the Federal Government, Friedman spent over 15 years as a noted cybersecurity and tech policy scholar at Harvard’s Computer Science Department, the Brookings Institution and George Washington University’s Engineering School. He is the co-author of the popular text ‘Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know,’ has a degree in computer science from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.
Podcasts / Webinars
This presentation will share the vision of software bill of materials (SBOM) from an international open process that brought together open source, commercial software developers, the embedded systems and ICS community, and enterprise customers, demonstrating the value of supply chain transparency at each step of the supply chain. It will cover the basics of SBOM, how you can begin implementing it today, and what we might expect in the coming years for software supply chain and software assurance.