Software & Supply Chain Assurance Virtual Forum


Wednesday, 22 September 2021

10:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Building Security in - software and supply chain assurance

The Software and Supply Chain Assurance Forum (SSCA) provides a venue for government, industry, and academic participants from around the world to share their knowledge and expertise regarding software and supply chain risks, effective practices and mitigation strategies, tools and technologies, and any gaps related to the people, processes, or technologies involved. Co-led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the General Services Administration (GSA), the SSCA Forum participants represent a diverse group of career professionals including government officials, chief information security officers, those in academia with cybersecurity and supply chain specialties, system administrators, engineers, consultants, vendors, software developers, managers, analysts, specialists in IT and cybersecurity, and many more fields.  

SSCA forums are held 2-3 times/year and are free and open to all interested parties.  

While the general intent is to share information, the SSCA Forum also offers government and private sector participants, including international participants, an opportunity to openly collaborate by presenting and receiving feedback on current and potential future work. While traditionally SSCA events are two to three days long (however this Virtual Forum will be just one day) and contain a mixture of discussion and presentation; interaction is always strongly encouraged. To encourage open interaction, SSCA Forum meetings operate under the Chatham House Rule, meaning “participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed,” though many speakers allow NIST to post their presentations on their SSCA Forum website.