SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY
Jetstack | May 18, 2022
Jetstack, a Venafi company and leader in cloud native, open source and strategic consulting services, announced the availability of an easy-to-use, interactive and comprehensive toolkit for securing modern software supply chains. The visual, web-based resource is available to everyone and is designed to help organizations evaluate and plan the crucial steps they need to tackle effective software supply chain security. Software supply chain security has become an increasingly critical issue for all organizations.
After the attack against Solar Winds at the end of 2020 that affected over 1800 companies, software supply chain attacks increased over 300 percent in 2021.Most organizations now understand the urgency and importance of improving the security of the software they consume and produce, said Matthew Bates, chief technology officer for Jetstack.
The problem is that it's very challenging to identify and prioritize the changes that need to be made whilst also managing the competing priorities of their development and security communities. It's very difficult to figure out how to continually improve development velocity and reduce time to deployment while, at the same time, improve control, visibility and security. Our toolkit helps development and security teams quickly figure out where to start by identifying the difficulty and impact connected to specific security controls.
The Software Supply Chain toolkit consolidates advice and recommendations from multiple frameworks and whitepapers that each provide comprehensive guidance for software supply chain security including:
CNCF ‘Software Supply Chain Best Practices’ whitepaper
The Linux Foundation SLSA (Supply-chain Levels for Software Artifacts)
NIST Guidance on Executive Order 14028 Improving Software Supply Chain Security
Venafi blueprint for building secure software development pipelines
The interactive toolkit presents the guidance from these frameworks broken down into four key areas: build pipelines, source code, provenance and deployment. Recommendations from each section include insights on priority and complexity along with links to the original open source toolsets that can help with that specific recommendation.
“Software supply chain attacks target a whole range of vulnerabilities at different points in the software life cycle, Solving these challenges requires going through a whole range of controls that go well beyond a software bill of materials (SBOMs), which is just one of the 54 recommendations. The Software Supply Chain toolkit is a new type of collaboration with the open source community designed to help the industry develop proactive and preventative solutions that are purpose built for existing and emerging development processes.”
-Steve Judd, senior solutions architect for Jetstack and the developer of the toolkit
Visit https://jetstack.io/software-supply-chain/ to view the toolkit.
Jetstack, a Venafi company, is a cloud native products and strategic consulting company working with enterprises using Kubernetes and OpenShift. Venafi is the cybersecurity market leader and innovator of machine identity management.
An open source pioneer, Jetstack has achieved notable industry recognition as the creator of cert-manager which is the open source industry standard for cloud native machine identity management. Jetstack’s open source products and solutions protect the application environments and platform infrastructure of global banks, multinational retailing companies and defense organizations.
Venafi and Jetstack are pioneers of enterprise machine identity security, and Jetstack provides enterprise platform and security teams the power to build, scale and secure their cloud native infrastructure for advanced developer automation, workload security and application innovation.
SEKO Logistics | August 10, 2022
SEKO Logistics (SEKO), the leader in global end-to-end logistics solutions, announced the acquisition of Pixior, LLC. (Pixior), a leading 3PL and fulfillment services provider based in Commerce, CA. With seven locations along the West Coast, and one location in Connecticut, Pixior has become the region’s premier provider of ecommerce fulfillment and retail services, with an emphasis on serving high-end fashion brands.The acquisition of Pixior brings key ecommerce capabilities in-house to SEKO in the critical West Coast market. These capabilities include high-touch value added fulfillment services that provide a customized brand experience to client customers, for which Pixior offers a truly unique service. This acquisition also nearly doubles SEKO’s fulfillment and warehouse space in the US and triples SEKO’s existing West Coast space capacity. In addition, SEKO adds Pixior’s drayage business to increase further the speed and efficiency of its port discharge services.
“With the acquisition of Pixior, we crystallize our industry leadership in end-to-end logistics solutions and take a significant leap forward in our fulfillment capabilities in the US, We are operating on a strong growth trajectory and looking for opportunities that allow the company to continue to move at the speed of commerce from anywhere in the world. Yassine and the Pixior team have demonstrated their clear ability to execute outstanding service, quickly develop new space and onboard clients in highly constricted markets. We believe in what they’ve accomplished and are ready to help the company and its clients grow even more.”
-James Gagne, CEO of SEKO Logistics
SEKO’s strong global presence will also expand Pixior’s existing offerings, providing clients of the company access to:
Technology and compliance led value-added freight forwarding capabilities, especially for Asia-US trade lanes
In-country fulfillment capabilities in key European and Asia Pacific markets to support international expansion strategies
Personalized last mile ecommerce transportation services
“Pixior has grown substantially since the company was founded more than 20 years ago. To continue our growth, we needed a partner with the right capabilities and expertise to accelerate and expand what we’ve been able to achieve. SEKO is the right partner, We admire the company’s global reputation of being a no-nonsense, hands-on and reliable provider of first-class logistics solutions, just like us. Plus, with their global operations, there is no limit to our customers’ growth potential.”
-Yassine Amallal, CEO of Pixior.
About SEKO Logistics
Built on nearly 50 years of logistics expertise, SEKO Logistics is the no-nonsense global end-to-end logistics partner – from shipper to consumer. SEKO delivers client-first service, expert reliability and tech-driven shipping solutions that turn customers’ supply chains into a competitive advantage. With over 150 offices in more than 40 countries, SEKO helps you move at the speed of commerce. Learn more at sekologistics.com.
PROCUREMENT AND SOURCING,LOGISTICS
Schneider | August 08, 2022
Schneider (NYSE: SNDR), a premier multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced the launch of the first-of-its-kind digital marketplace to give bulk shippers more freedom and visibility 24/7.The company is expanding its impressive Schneider FreightPower® technology lineup to create a revolutionary digital marketplace for bulk shippers. The transportation giant is leading the charge to digitize the bulk industry by taking the complexity out of quoting, booking and tracking and improving simplicity for shippers.
“We know shippers are busy, and their time is valuable. With Schneider FreightPower, they can book a bulk load from their smartphone or computer, We are giving shippers time, independence and solutions— all backed by Schneider’s trusted brand.”
-Schneider Senior Vice President of Bulk Jason Howe
With Schneider FreightPower shippers can instantly quote and book their freight. Once booked, customers use FreightPower to track the progress of their shipment from pickup to delivery — giving shippers complete freight management.
We are improving access to capacity, so shippers can do business better than ever, Schneider President and CEO Mark Rourke.
Schneider is one of a few major carriers with bulk capacity, which it has offered for more than 50 years, making it the perfect fit to create a digital marketplace for bulk transportation.
Shippers can access Schneider FreightPower at schneider.com/freight-shipping-solutions/freightpower-technology to learn more and register. For more information, Schneider Senior Vice President of Bulk Jason Howe is available for media interviews.
Schneider is a premier multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services. Offering one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional and Long-Haul Truckload, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Warehousing, Supply Chain Management, Port Logistics and Logistics Consulting. With nearly $5.6 billion in annual revenue, Schneider has been safely delivering superior customer experiences and investing in innovation for over 85 years. The company’s digital marketplace, Schneider FreightPower®, is revolutionizing the industry giving shippers access to an expanded, highly flexible capacity network and provides carriers with unmatched access to quality drop-and-hook freight – Always Delivering, Always Ahead.