Cyber Attacks from Open Source perspective

Presented by

Sam Quakenbush, Sales Engineer Manager at WhiteSource & Zvika Ronen, CTO at FOSSAware

About this talk

From SolarWind to “Dependency confusion”, 2021 will be the year of open-source supply chain attacks, with an ever-growing number of hackers leveraging the increasing use of open source during software development to distribute malicious packages and exploit known vulnerabilities. Due to recent events, the software industry gained a deeper understanding about the potential risk of supply-chain attacks. Although this problem is complex with many aspects, solutions come faster when the problem is well-framed. In this webinar, we will suggest a simple framework to the open source vulnerability management challenge and few ways to secure your software supply chain and reduce potential risk.

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