Securing the Software Supply Chain

from CI/CD Security Risks to Protection Strategies

Uncover the Threats and Learn How to Mitigate Them



In the rapidly evolving world of software development, securing the software supply chain has become a critical concern. This eBook provides a comprehensive guide to understanding and mitigating the threats to the software supply chain, with a particular focus on Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) systems. Learn about the vulnerabilities present in CI/CD systems, proactive measures for prevention, and effective strategies for securing your software supply chain. With a 742% average annual increase in Software Supply Chain attacks over the past 3 years, and an estimated financial impact expected to surpass $80.6 billion by 2026, securing your software supply chain is more crucial than ever.


What You’ll Learn:


  • Understanding the criticality of securing the software supply chain in today’s rapidly evolving world of software development, where the security of the entire process has become a critical concern.

  • Identifying vulnerabilities: You will learn to recognize the vulnerabilities present in Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) systems, such as insecure code, third-party components, and improper configurations, making them susceptible to attacks.

  • Proactive Prevention: It is a guideline for adopting proactive measures to prevent attacks on the software supply chain, emphasizing the need for robust security controls, regular audits, and ongoing evaluation to stay ahead of evolving threats.

  • Poisoned Pipeline Execution: It will help you to understand what it means the “Poisoned Pipeline Execution,” a significant attack tactic where adversaries manipulate pipeline commands, stressing the importance of stringent security measures and regular reviews in CI/CD configurations.

  • Implementing effective strategies: It explore specific strategies to secure CI/CD systems, including proper access controls, secure system configurations, and careful management of third-party components, while striking the balance between convenience and security.

  • Adapting to a changing landscape: It highlights the evolving threat landscape and emphasizes the necessity of continuously adapting security measures to protect the software supply chain from potential attacks.