Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

SBOM Automation Platform Vigilant Ops Secures $2 Million in Seed Funding.

Vigilant Ops, an automation platform for the generation, maintenance, and sharing of certified Software Bill of Materials (SBOM), has secured $2 million in seed funding from DataTribe. Vigilant Ops performs continuous vulnerability monitoring, security patch notifications, and the ability to upload SBOMs from alternate sources. The funding will be used to expand the platform across multiple critical infrastructure industries.

Federal government policymakers and regulators are focused on software security and have highlighted the role of SBOMs in creating a secure and resilient software ecosystem. In 2021, the Biden Administration’s National Security Strategy and Executive Order 14028 required SBOMs from organizations to secure the components of software products used to manage vital interests. Vigilant Ops aims to provide a system of record for software buyers to manage SBOMs and mitigate component vulnerabilities.

The InSight Platform by Vigilant Ops now includes automated import of various SBOM formats, supporting industry standards like CycloneDX and SPDX. The platform also enables the vulnerability dispositioning process and includes industry-standard mitigation scoring.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vigilant Ops has secured $2 million in seed funding from DataTribe.
  • The automation platform provides SBOM for software buyers to manage component vulnerabilities.
  • The funding will be used to expand the platform across multiple critical infrastructure industries.

SBOM Automation Platform Vigilant Ops has secured $2 million in seed funding from DataTribe. Vigilant Ops operates an automation platform that generates, maintains, and shares certified Software Bill of Materials (SBOM). The platform performs continuous vulnerability monitoring, security patch notifications, and the ability to upload SBOMs from alternative sources. This automation is in high demand due to government policies that require software manufacturers to take responsibility for the cybersecurity of their products.

The Biden Administration’s National Security Strategy and Executive Order 14028 have called for organizations to secure the software components used in managing the country’s vital interests. Through the funding, Vigilant Ops aims to expand its capabilities across critical infrastructure industries, including healthcare, energy, telecom, manufacturing, information technology, financial services, and communications.

The InSight Platform by Vigilant Ops now supports automated import of various SBOM formats, including CycloneDX and SPDX. Additionally, the platform enables vulnerability dispositioning and includes industry-standard mitigation scoring. The funding from DataTribe will enable Vigilant Ops to scale its technology and business development operations to address software cybersecurity challenges.