the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) in partnership with GOSH announces the formation of the SOSSEC working group. The stated purpose of the working group is to discuss and promote the use of Blockchain as a basis for securing development and delivery of software code in government applications, both for U.S. Federal Agencies and governments and private companies around the world.
The move comes in light of Executive Order 14028, signed on May 12, 2021 by President Joe Biden, which states that “the Federal Government must take action to rapidly improve the security and integrity of the software supply chain, with a priority on addressing critical software.”
The group will be hosting a discussion on Securing IT Supply Chains during the GBA’s conference on Blockchain & Infrastructure keynoted by former U.S. National Security Council (NSC) member, Brian Cavanaugh.
The group, under the leadership of Mitja Goroshevsky, CEO of Gosh Operating Company, has a strategic goal to engage membership from digital security, software development tools providers and software delivery IT industries.
Blockchain technology of a decentralized, distributed ledger based on cryptography has proven itself capable of reliably securing trillions of dollars in value. The technology has been adapted to many use cases in varying industries. Government agencies could and should use it to prevent cyberattacks on their software.
“Lately we’ve seen growth in adoption of blockchain frameworks in the private sector. Now we have GOSH, which offers a solution to Software Supply Chain Security. We hope to begin a discourse on how the blockchain can be applied for this purpose in public institutions next,” said GBA Executive Director Gerard Daché.
The new SOSSEC working group under the auspices of GBA includes a strategic goal to engage membership from digital security, software development tools providers and software delivery IT industries. GOSH is “purpose-built for securing the Software Supply Chain.” It was launched at DockerCon 2022 as part of a partnership with Docker. Given that it is already working with mission critical software security, there is ample reason that they have been invited to host the discussions.
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