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LG Electronics Announces OpenChain ISO/IEC DIS 18974 Conformant Program

By 2023-04-17April 18th, 2023Featured, News

LG Electronics (LG) now has an OpenChain Security Assurance Specification 1.1 (ISO/IEC DIS 18974) conformant program. This standard defines the key requirements of a quality open source security assurance program, and helps to both reduce errors and increase efficiency across the global supply chain. This builds on their previous adoption of ISO/IEC 5230, the International Standard for open source license compliance.

“LG Electronics has a long history in open source and a well-known open source office,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Their governance contributions like the FOSSLight tooling to help other companies has been an inspiration in South Korea and beyond. The conformance announcement today comes from the LG Cybersecurity Governance Team and underscores a company-wide commitment to excellence. As LG joins BlackBerry and Interneuron in driving the future of open source security assurance, we both welcome this announcement, and look forward to close collaboration in the future.”

Adoption of ISO/IEC DIS 18974 was driven by the LG Cybersecurity Governance Team. They are responsible for:

  • Establishing LG’s software development process (LG-SDL: Secure Development Lifecycle) to develop secure software for all LG Electronics products
  • Reflecting the latest Global Standards (ETSI, ENISA, NIST, etc.) and adapting them for the LG development ecosystem
  • Operating LG VulDOC (Vulnerability Detection Of Code) DevSecOps to Identify and resolve potential security vulnerabilities through various software verification methods 
  • Managing the LG Product Security Response Team (PSRT) to minimize security damage to our customers through authentic communication with security registrants and external stakeholders
  • Managing Third-Party developed software supply chain risk management

About LG Electronics

LG Electronics is a global innovator in technology and consumer electronics with a presence in almost every country and an international workforce of more than 74,000. LG’s four companies – Home Appliance & Air Solution, Home Entertainment, Vehicle component Solutions and Business Solutions – combined for global revenue of over KRW 80 trillion in 2022. LG is a leading manufacturer of consumer and commercial products ranging from TVs, home appliances, air solutions, monitors, service robots, automotive components and its premium LG SIGNATURE and intelligent LG ThinQ brands are familiar names world over.

About the OpenChain Project

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