COO Betsy Soehren-Jones to Lead SBOM Session on Feb. 8

Orlando, FL | February 6, 2023

Fortress Information Security (Fortress), the supply chain cyber security leader for critical infrastructure, invites all DISTRIBUTECH International to learn how  the Fortress software bill of materials (SBOM) solution can make supply chains more secure and resilient.

All visitors to the Fortress booth (#4111 in Hall C) will have access to new proprietary Fortress research that outlines, highlights, and quantifies the software security challenges the utilities industry faces. In addition, Fortress COO Betsy Soehren Jones will lead an education session -- It's Not What You Find, It's What You Fix: The SBOM Journey – on Feb. 8 at 11:15 am in Room 30B.

"When technology is exploited or breached through a cyberattack, a lack of transparency makes it difficult for an organization's cyber defense practitioners to determine the extent of the damage and prioritize response actions. SBOMs shine a light on all foundational software components of a product or service, enabling utilities and their vendors to identify and remediate known vulnerabilities quickly," said Betsy Soehren-Jones, chief operating officer of Fortress. "We look forward to helping DISTRIBUTECH attendees understand the importance of SBOMs to their cyber defenses."

Leading Fortress executives will be onsite educating about the need for the underlying software in all products to be hardened and resilient to supply chain cyberattacks. SBOMs have been around for more than a decade but have had limited adoption. SBOMs provide the recipe of proprietary and open-source ingredients in software that runs operational and information technologies.

Regulators, policymakers, and utilities are increasingly focused on SBOMs. A triad of SBOM regulations from The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and a Presidential Executive Order have created a multitude of deadlines for companies that want to do business with the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security and other organizations responsible U.S. critical infrastructure.

About Fortress Information Security

Fortress secures North America's power and defense supply chains from cyberattacks on operational and critical enterprise technologies. Fortress' proprietary technology platform orchestrates North America's most advanced cyber supply chain risk management and vulnerability management programs. Fortress operates the Asset to Vendor network, which gives critical operators confidence that the products and services they obtain from others are cyber-safe. Fortress is a Goldman Sachs Portfolio Company.