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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Joins the TagVault.org Board of Directors

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently joined TagVault.org as a board member.  This allows the DHS to be engaged with commercial providers such as Microsoft, IBM and Symantec to determine how TagVault.org can best support the wider software community in its efforts to evangelize SWID tags. The reason the DHS joined the TagVault.org board… Read more »

NIST creating document detailing Government use SWID tags

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working on an internal report (NIST-IR) that lays out the specific guidelines for how the US Government expects to use the data form SWID tags.  This publication includes details on how data will be used from an operational perspective and provides a number of use-cases… Read more »

Clean File Metadata eXchange (CMX) use of SWID tag data

Anti-Malware Support Services (AMSS) is developing the Clean File Metadata eXchange (CMX) to identify files that are from commercially defined and deployed software.  The CMX repository is designed to help security companies keep up with the ever changing landscape of commercially published and known files to differentiate them from a potential malware threat. The CMX repository provides one… Read more »

WiX is the first Windows installer to support the latest revision of the SWID standard

The installation toolkit WiX (supported by FireGiant) is the first Windows installer toolkit to support the latest revision of the SWID Tagging Standard (19770-2:2015).  FireGiant provides dedicated support to the WiX open source toolkit and they’ve recognized the importance of accurate software identification when it comes to licensing and security!  As an open source tool,… Read more »

US Gov & Industry Working to Automate IT Administration

NIST has been working on an internal report (NISTIR) focused on the guidelines for the creation of interoperable Software Identification (SWID) Tags. This publication is focused on how SWID tags will be used from an operational perspective and provides a number of use cases focused on end-user scenarios.