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Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer, Reliable Energy Analytics LLC

Dick Brooks is the inventor of patent 11,374,961: METHODS FOR VERIFICATION OF SOFTWARE OBJECT AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY and the Software Assurance Guardian™ (SAG ™) Point Man™ (SAG-PM™) software...

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Best Practices for Software Supply Chain Risk Assessments Richard Brooks

Software supply chain risk, especially the risk of foreign influence, has received high visibility in the Energy industry. Software objects should never be installed, without performing a comprehensive risk assessment to determine the trustworthiness of a software object to perform its function without increasing or introducing cyber risks. This session describes best practices using a seven step software supply chain risk assessment based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework V1.1 to protect the bulk electric system from cyber risks inherent in software used for command and control.

This session also includes a brief introduction to the OWASP CycloneDX SBOM standard using materials provided by Steve Springett.


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