What are the differences between a build-time SBOM and a binary-based SBOM?

In this insightful episode of the RunSafe Security Minute, we dive deep into the world of Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) and unravel the crucial differences between two essential methods: build-time and binary-based SBOMs.

Unpacking SBOM Differences: Build-Time vs. Binary-Based Approaches

Binary-based SBOMs are praised for their convenience, particularly in situations where full source access is limited or when working with legacy packages. However, as the video highlights, they often fall short in capturing critical details such as version information and dependency tree mapping. This is where build-time SBOMs come to the forefront, demanding access to the full source during compilation but providing a wealth of information for creating more informed SBOMs.

With a real-world example featuring the Heartbleed exploit, viewers will understand how selecting the right SBOM method can save precious time and reduce stress in the software development process.

So, join us in this enlightening discussion on SBOM differences and discover why “build time” might be the way to go for the most informative SBOM.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of software cataloging and security.

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