Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Reminder: SBoM webinar on Thursday

Just a reminder that the second in a series of 3 or 4 webinars on software bills of materials for the electric power industry, sponsored by the National Technology and Information Administration of the US Department of Commerce, will be held on Thursday. If you’d like to view the first webinar, which was very well attended and received, go here.

The primary purpose of these webinars is to help members of the power industry (and any other interested parties, of course) understand how the distribution and use of SBoMs can improve the level of software security for the industry; and in case you haven’t noticed, the need for better software security has become painfully evident in recent months!

The webinars are leading up to a proof of concept, expected to start in the next 2-3 months. In the PoC, industry software suppliers and users will work together to develop and test formats and procedures for production and use of SBoMs in the industry. The group certainly won’t start from scratch. They will build on the great work of the healthcare community, which started their first PoC in 2018. They’re still doing PoCs, but each one is more comprehensive. The Energy PoC will be able to take advantage of their work. In fact, participants in the healthcare PoC will discuss their experiences in the third webinar, coming within a few weeks.

Attendance information is below. As with all of these introductory webinars, no pre-registration is required.


SBOM Technical Info Session for the Energy Community

Thursday, February 18

12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

Teams link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YmMzZmRhYjQtMTU4YS00MDYzLTk3ZmYtODcyMzg1OGExOWMw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22d6cff1bd-67dd-4ce8-945d-d07dc775672f%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a62b8f72-7ed2-4d55-9358-cfe7b3e4f3ed%22%7d

Dial-in: +1-202-886-0111,,315018361#

Other Numbers: https://dialin.teams.microsoft.com/2e8e819f-8605-44d3-a7b9-d176414fe81a?id=315018361


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