Aqua Security collaborates with CIS to create the first guide to software supply chain security

Aqua Security collaborates with CIS to create the first guide to software supply chain security

COMPANY NEWS: Aqua Security, the leading provider of pure cloud-native security, and the Center for Internet Security (CIS), an independent nonprofit organization with a mission to build trust in the connected world, have launched today the first official report of the industry. Guidelines for Software Supply Chain Security.

Developed through collaboration between the two organizations, the CIS Software Supply Chain Security Guide provides more than 100 critical recommendations that can be applied across a variety of commonly used technologies and platforms.

Additionally, Aqua Security introduced a new open source tool, Chain-Bench, which is the first and only tool to audit the software supply chain to ensure compliance with the new CIS guidelines.

Although threats to the software supply chain continue to rise, studies show that security in development environments remains low. The new guidelines establish general best practices that support key emerging standards, such as the Supply Chain Levels for Software Artifacts (SLSA) and The Update Framework (TUF), while adding critical recommendations for setting and auditing configurations in Benchmark supported platforms.

Within the guide, the recommendations cover five categories of the software supply chain, including source code, build pipelines, dependencies, artifacts, and deployment.

CIS intends to expand this guidance into more specific CIS benchmarks to create consistent security recommendations across platforms. As with all CIS guidance, the guidance will be published and reviewed globally. Feedback will help ensure that future platform-specific guidance is accurate and relevant.

“By publishing the CIS Software Supply Chain Security Guide, CIS and Aqua Security hope to create a vibrant community interested in developing the next platform-specific Benchmark guide,” said Phil White, Points Development Team Manager. CIS reference number.

“All subject matter experts who develop or work with the technologies and platforms that make up the software supply chain are encouraged to join the effort to develop additional benchmarks. Their expertise will be valuable in establishing critical best practices to promote software supply chain security for all.”

To date, the guide has been reviewed by experts from CIS, Aqua Security, Axonius, PayPal, CyberArk, Red Hat, and other leading technology firms.

Axonius Cyber ​​Security Product Manager Ofir Shapira said: “The work that Aqua is doing around software supply chain security, not only as a company but for the community at large, is paving the way for for safer software releases”.

Erez Dasa, a cyber and application security architect at a leading digital payment organization, said: “Implementing these guidelines on development processes gives us much more confidence in the security of releases.”

To support organizations adopting the CIS guideline, Aqua launched Chain-Bench. Chain-Bench scans the DevOps stack from source code to deployment and simplifies compliance with security regulations, standards, and internal policies to ensure teams can consistently implement software security controls and best practices.

“Building software at scale requires strong governance of the software supply chain, and strong governance requires effective tools. This is where we saw an opportunity to add value,” said Aqua Security Argon CTO Eylam Milner. .

“We wanted to leverage our software supply chain security expertise to help create a critical guide to one of the industry’s most pressing challenges, as well as a free, accessible tool to help other organizations meet it. The work did not stops here. We will continue to work with CIS to refine this guidance so that organizations around the world can benefit from stronger security practices.”

For more information on the CIS Software Supply Chain Security Guide, visit the CIS Software Supply Chain Security Guide. CIS workbench. To download Chain-Bench, visit GitHub.

About the Center for Internet Safety

The Center for Internet Security makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven, non-profit organization responsible for the CIS Critical Security Controls and CIS Benchmarks, the globally recognized best practices for protecting IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continually evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively protect against emerging threats. Our CIS Hardened Images® provide scalable, secure, on-demand computing environments in the cloud. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), the trusted resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities and the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC), which supports the rapidly changing cybersecurity needs of U.S. election offices. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter: @CISecurity.

About Aqua Security

Aqua Security stops cloud-native attacks. As the largest and pioneer in pure cloud-native security, Aqua helps customers unlock innovation and build the future of their business. Aqua Platform is the industry’s most integrated cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) that secures the entire application lifecycle through prevention, detection, and response. Founded in 2015, Aqua is headquartered in Boston, MA and Ramat Gan, IL with Fortune 1000 clients in more than 40 countries. For more information visit

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