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John Martin, Program Manager, COTS Software Security, The Boeing Company

Shaun Gilmore, Senior Manager, Microsoft

COTS Acquisition: Buyers Are from Mars, Suppliers from Venus

With more than 80 percent of all purchased software containing critical vulnerabilities, the buyer/supplier dynamic in software purchasing has changed dramatically. Buyer assurance requirements have gone from non-existent to unachievable, and supplier responses have ranged from denial to servile. The past lack of standards around what elements of software assurance are important to a buyer results in significant organizational churn, mistrust and unnecessary expense to both buyer and supplier. The SAFECode publication, Principles of Software Assurance Assessment, is a seminal effort in closing this gap. This presentation outlines the practical, scalable implementation of a secure COTS program.

Join SAFECode members John Martin and Shaun Gilmore at the (ISC)2 Security Conference to understand the three best-practice activities every buyer can ask for, build a scalable software assurance implementation strategy that works for both buyer and supplier, and achieve better assurance for COTS software while helping to reduce “compliance” spending.

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