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GrammaTech and VDC Research to Explain Why the Cybersecurity Executive Order is a Wakeup Call for Software Supply Chain Security

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GrammaTech, a leading provider of application security testing products and software research services, today announced it will host a free webinar June 22 entitled Software Supply Chain Security – Ignorance Is No Longer Bliss on the new Executive Order and its implications for software vendors and end-user companies featuring Chris Rommel, Executive Vice President at VDC Research.


Vince Arneja, Chief Product Officer, GrammaTech has more than 20 years of management experience in product strategy spanning application, cloud, mobile, endpoint and network security. Previously, he was Chief Product Officer at 5nine, a hybrid cloud virtualization security vendor acquired by Acronis, SVP of Product Management at OPAQ a secure access service edge company acquired by Fortinet, and VP of Product Management at Arxan an application security vendor acquired by TA Associates and then Vince also serves as an advisor to various cyber security companies in the DC Metro Area and the Bay Area.




Chris Rommel, Executive Vice President at VDC Research, leads VDC’s syndicated research programs and consulting engagements focused on development and deployment solutions for intelligent systems. He helps clients respond to and capitalize on leading trends in next-generation industrial and device markets, including security, IoT and engineering lifecycle management. He also leads consulting projects such as competitive analyses, strategic marketing initiatives, ecosystem development and vertical market opportunities.




The May 21, 2021 Presidential Executive Order issues a large set of directives aimed at strengthening the United States’ cybersecurity posture. It places a strong emphasis on improving software supply chain security, which is no surprise given the rash of recent attacks that targeted downstream users of leading applications including SolarWinds, CodeCov and others. The EO specifically requires the development of a software bill of materials (SBOM) for all application components including open-source and third-party code. This webinar will cover the current state of software supply chain security, referencing recent research conducted by VDC. The presenters will explain how organizations can strengthen supply chain safety and security using software composition analysis to extract a SBOM from applications they build or deploy in order to achieve a clear understanding of any vulnerabilities that may be present and require remediation.




Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11:00am EDT




This webinar is accessible online with confirmed registration.




To register, visit To schedule a conversation with Vince Arneja, contact Marc Gendron at or +1 617.877.7480.

About GrammaTech

GrammaTech is a leading global provider of application security testing (AST) solutions used by the world’s most security conscious organizations to detect, measure, analyze and resolve vulnerabilities for software they develop or use. The company is also a trusted cybersecurity and artificial intelligence research partner for the nation’s civil, defense, and intelligence agencies. GrammaTech has corporate headquarters in Bethesda MD, a Research and Development Center in Ithaca NY, and publishes Shift Left Academy an educational resource for software developers. Visit us at, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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