Xygeni has revealed its comprehensive 2024 report on software supply chain security today, providing crucial insights into the evolving nature of cyber attacks and the industry’s response to these challenges.

Entitled “The State of Software Supply Chain Security in 2024,” the report explores significant trends that have shaped the industry over the recent year. Notably, it covers the escalation in sophisticated cyber attack methods, the rise in malicious packages within open-source registries, and the burgeoning presence of AI-driven cyber threats.

“The software supply chain has become a significant target for cyber adversaries, and organisations need to be more vigilant than ever in protecting their software supply chains,” stated Luís Rodriguez, Co-Founder and CTO of Xygeni. “Our report provides valuable insights into the latest threats and vulnerabilities, as well as recommended mitigation strategies.”

The report’s highlights include:

  • “By the Numbers”: It emphasises the critical vulnerability of organisations to attacks targeting software supply chains, with 82% of organisations being currently vulnerable. The report also sheds light on the increased prevalence of malicious packages in public registries, endangering open-source software.
  • The Attack Landscape: This section scrutinises various cyber attack techniques observed in 2023, including spear phishing, social engineering, and dependency attacks. It also addresses the role of advanced threat actors in shaping the cybersecurity domain.
  • Evolution of Standards and Regulations: The report offers an analysis of the global regulatory landscape for software supply chain security, underscoring the regional variations in intensity and the imperative for continued evolution.
  • Glimpse into 2024: The report forecasts increased incidences of software supply chain attacks on organisations, heightened transparency in security incident reporting through regulations, and a growing reliance on AI for software supply chain security.

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