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SBOM - Software Bill of Materials is a structured list of components used in building a piece of software. Just as a manufacturing bill of material lists all the parts and materials needed to make a product, an SBOM provides a comprehensive overview of all software components that make up a software application.
An SBOM usually contains information about each software component, such as its name, version, licensing information, and any dependencies it may have on other components. This helps organizations understand and manage the software components they use, which is critical for a variety of purposes, including security, compliance, vulnerability management, and tracking the use of open-source software.
SBOMs have gained importance in recent years due to the increasing complexity of software supply chains, the use of open-source software, and the need for greater transparency and accountability in software development and distribution. They play an essential role in ensuring software security and managing risks associated with third-party components.