Vigilant Ops Announces Partnership with BeanStock Ventures

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Prioritizing Cybersecurity in Supply Chain Operations

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It’s a rare day if you don’t see a headline about a data breach or ransomware crippling a business or the supply chain. Websites are defaced, personal and financial information stolen, and even medical information is at risk for theft and improper sharing. Software once thought secure is now at risk more than ever as malicious insiders and state sponsored hacking have taken the forefront of electronic espionage and harmful data dumps. It’s become so prevalent the US government is working …

Vigilant Ops Announces Partnership with BeanStock Ventures

Vigilant Ops, an innovator in medical device cybersecurity and developer of the Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) automation platform InSight, announced a partnership with BeanStock Ventures of San Diego, California. BeanStock Ventures is a medical device software product development organization with regulatory expertise. It is one of only nine FDA-Recognized 510(k) Third Party Review Organizations (3P510K), enabling the fast-track of medical devices for 510(k) clearance, which is a prema…

Using SBOM to Identify Vulnerabilities and Impacted Devices

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Last week, CISA (the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) issued an advisory about critical vulnerabilities in embedded software that opens the door to possible security breaches. No breaches have been reported to date, but the potential impact spans multiple industries, including healthcare. This short summary discusses how SBOM can help manufacturers respond and take action. SBOM Can Help with Vulnerability Discovery The Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) has been get…

U.S. House Passes Supply Chain Security Bill

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As part of the response to recent hacks, the United States House of Representatives voted on and passed the DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021 on October 20, 2021, by a vote of 412-2. The Act covers both new and existing contracts with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a Condition on the Award of Contracts Contractors must submit a bill of materials, defined in this Act as “a list of the parts and components (whether new or reused) of an end product or ser…

FDA Seeking Additional Legislative Authorities

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FDA is seeking “legislative authorities” to enable the office to require medical device manufacturers to adhere to strict cybersecurity policies, including the development of a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM).

The Minimum Elements for a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM)

Yesterday, the United States Department of Commerce released The Minimum Elements for a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM), in accordance with President Biden Executive Order 14028 on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. For those who have been following the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) SBOM work, you won’t find any surprises in the release. The document thoroughly describes the SBOM, provides motivation for the SBOM as a standard security document, and ma…