Viewpoint: Technology Supply Chain Security – Becoming a Trust-Worthy Provider

Increasingly, the critical systems of the planet — telecommunications, banking, energy and others — depend on and benefit from the intelligence and interconnectedness enabled by existing and emerging technologies. Whether these systems are trusted by the societies they serve depends in part on whether the technologies incorporated into them are fit for the purpose they are intended to serve.

Government Outreach for Global Supply Chain Integrity (OTTF)

The beauty of the O-TTPF, a set of best practices for engineering and secure development methods and supply chain integrity, is that the Framework and guidelines are being developed by industry — architects, developers, manufacturers and supply chain experts, with input from government(s) — for industry. The fact that these best practices will be open, international, publically available and translated where appropriate, will allow all providers to understand what they need to do to “Build with Integrity” – so that customers can “Buy with Confidence”.

A First Step in Securing the Global Technology Supply Chain: Introducing The Open Group Trusted Technology Provider Framework Whitepaper

The OTTF’s purpose is to shape global procurement strategies and best practices to help reduce threats and vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. I’m proud to say that we have just completed our first deliverable towards achieving our goal: The Open Group Trusted Technology Framework (O-TTPF) whitepaper.

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