The Path to a Sustainable Software Supply Chain

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Shane Coughlan, GM, OpenChain (Linux Foundation)

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Software supply chain security has dominated the headlines in recent months following a series of events (including the SolarWinds hack and the Biden Administration’s executive order). But maintaining the integrity of your software supply chain is about more than just traditional vulnerability remediation. Our modern threat landscape has elevated the importance of supply chain sustainability, which includes areas like software provenance and lifecycle management in addition to known vulnerability mitigation. Join Shane Coughlan, GM of OpenChain (a Linux Foundation project) for a conversation on the importance of supply chain sustainability and practical steps your organization can take to strengthen supply chain integrity. We’ll discuss: -The evolution of software supply chain threats -The importance of software provenance, such as package origin, maintainers, and quality -Questions to ask vendors to gauge the sustainability of proprietary software -Indicators of sustainable open source software

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