[SE3.6: 0] Enhance application inventory with operations bill of materials.
A list of applications and their locations in production environments is essential information for any well-run enterprise (see [CMVM2.3 Develop an operations inventory of applications]). In addition, a manifest detailing the components, dependencies, configurations, external services, and so on for all production software allows organizations to secure all the things. That is, to react with agility as attackers and attacks evolve, compliance requirements change, and the number of items to patch grows quite large. Knowing all the components in running software—whether they’re in private data centers, in clouds, or sold as box products—allows for timely response when unfortunate events occur.