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Washington summit addresses open source software security

Meetings between government and industry to protect computer systems from attacks on open source software

The second Open Source Software Security Summit brought together key industry players to discuss ways to secure open source software. Government and industry representatives participated to improve the security of open source software.

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The second Open Source Software Security Summit brought together major players in the technology industry to discuss ways to secure open source software. The Linux Foundation's Open Source Security Foundation hosted the event, which featured representatives from federal agencies, non-profit organizations and large technology companies.

Security concerns about open source software

Open source software is a fundamental pillar of virtually all computer systems. However, its open nature and the ability for anyone to contribute to its repositories raises major security concerns. For example, the discovery of an easily exploitable vulnerability in Apache Log4J software highlighted the risks associated with using open source software.

Government and industry representatives

The conference was attended by representatives from government agencies such as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Office of the National Cyber Director, the Departments of Energy and Treasury, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Management and Budget. Additionally, top companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, JFrog, Lockheed Martin and Microsoft were present.

Improve the security of open source software

The Biden administration has emphasized the importance of improving the security of open source software. During the Black Hat conference, a request for information was released to define the most effective strategies for ensuring the security of open source technologies. In particular, the focus has been on promoting secure programming languages and directing government resources to ensure greater security of open source software.

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