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ReversingLabs Data Mentioned by Gartner® in its Leader’s Guide to Software Supply Chain Security

ReversingLabs Data Mentioned by Gartner® in its Leader’s Guide to Software Supply Chain Security

Cambridge, MA, July 10, 2024 ReversingLabs (RL), the trusted name in file and software security, today announced it was mentioned in the Gartner report Leader’s Guide to Software Supply Chain Security. The new report outlines the three pillars of software supply chain security organizations should adopt to defend against the increase in software supply chain attacks and their associated costs. RL was also recently listed in the 2024 Gartner Hype Cycle™ for Platform Engineering

The Gartner Leader’s Guide to Software Supply Chain Security report posits that “software supply chain security can be viewed as a framework spanning three pillars: curation, creation, and consumption. By implementing such a framework, and supporting processes and tools, security and risk management leaders can ensure a coordinated response to the problem, minimize blind spots or gaps in protection, and reduce risk across the software development and consumption life cycle.” 

The Gartner Report mentions ReversingLabs data when describing the creation pillar, which focuses on secure development and the protection of software artifacts and the development pipeline. The report states, “Artifacts (including open-source and commercial dependencies, SDKs, container images, and proprietary code) are imported into or created during the development process. Attacks based on the surreptitious introduction of malicious code into dependencies are increasingly common. Downloading and adding such a dependency enables activation of the malware, which can be passed through to downstream users, providing attackers with access to development resources or other adverse outcomes.” We believe analysis conducted by ReversingLabs and being included in the report, provides evidence of the increasing number of malicious components discovered in open-source dependencies.

Data is cited from RL’s State of Software Supply Chain Security report where the company reported a 1,300% increase in malicious open-source packages from 2020 to 2023, and an increase of 28% over 2022, when a little more than 8,700 malicious packages were detected.

The report also recommends that organizations purchasing software “implement active testing (binary analysis, penetration testing, etc.) for code, especially for sensitive or high-risk systems” as a part of the consumption pillar.

“The rise in software supply chain attacks and the growing associated costs and compliance implications underscore the need for increased transparency among and between software producers and enterprise software buyers,” said Mario Vuksan, CEO and co-founder, ReversingLabs. “More than ever, it’s critical that teams focused on developing and deploying software be able to verify open source, commercial and proprietary software components, identify threats including malware, tampering, secrets, and hardening, and assess and manage third-party and commercial software risk.”

Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Platform Engineering, 2024” Manjunath Bhat, Bill Blosen, 19 June 2024

Gartner, “Leader’s Guide to Software Supply Chain Security”, Dale Gardner, Manjunath Bhat, 20 June 2024
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About ReversingLabs
ReversingLabs is the trusted name in file and software security. We provide the modern cybersecurity platform to verify and deliver safe binaries. Trusted by the Fortune 500 and leading cybersecurity vendors, RL Spectra Core powers software supply chain and file security insights, tracking over 40 billion searchable files daily with the ability to deconstruct full software binaries in seconds to minutes. Only ReversingLabs provides that final exam to determine whether a single file or full software binary presents a risk to your organization and your customers.

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