Forrester has a new report available (see link below) on the risks that come with the use of web API's in an application. Web API's are external dependencies which your software relies on for proper operation. These external web API's represent another attack vector that a company must be aware of and include in their risk management plans. It is imperative that any SBOM standard that comes to light MUST include the ability to identify these external web API dependencies so that a software consumer will have the insights and visibility needed to perform an effective and comprehensive software supply chain risk assessment, like the seven step process implemented in SAG-PM, which has been presented as an Energy Central PowerSession, available on demand here
Customers need the ability to protect themselves from harmful software before any attempt at installation. An SBOM is a critical component of an effective software supply chain risk assessment process. The good work of Allan Friedman at NTIA is leading the effort to determine and define an effective SBOM standard to help companies identify and manage software risks.