Don't forget your software supply chain
You'll likely be familiar with the term 'supply chain' as it refers to the production and distribution of a product. In this scenario, a company and supplier will work in-house and also rely on a variety of third parties to bring a product to market.
A software supply chain follows a similar pattern. It's all the software components and vendors businesses use to compose cloud-native applications. This includes third-party agencies, open-source software, in-house source code developers, application security providers, deployment environments, and more.
But this isn't without risk. Think of it this way – the more third parties get involved in developing your cloud-native applications, the more potential there is for security vulnerabilities. It's why you must consider an end-to-end approach for managing software supply chain security as part of the recommendations above.