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Independent Security Audit Report

Independent Security Audit Impact Report

By Blog

Security audits are an extremely effective tool for improving the security of critical projects. In 2022, OpenSSF and Google sponsored a number of security audits and associated work via strategic partner Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF). Today OSTIF released its Independent Security Audit Impact Report.

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Open Source Software Security

Engaging Policy Makers and the Ecosystem on Open Source Software Globally

By Blog

Throughout 2022, the Linux Foundation and OpenSSF in particular have been at the heart of a number of important conversations concerning the open source software (OSS) community and sustainability of the ecosystem. A large part of our global engagement efforts have been focused on collaborating with leaders in the public and private sector to further the ecosystem understanding of open source software security.

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OpenSSF Day Japan December 5

Takeaways from OpenSSF Day Japan

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On December 5th during Open Source Summit Japan, the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) hosted OpenSSF Day Japan 2022, a half-day event dedicated to exploring ongoing efforts to improve the security of open source software (OSS). Throughout the day, contributors and thought leaders shared their ideas and experiences with OSS security through sessions on subjects like security best practices, vulnerability discovery, securing critical projects, and the future of OSS security.

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Alpha-Omega First Year in Review

Alpha-Omega Project First Year In Review, Plus New Funding Pledge

By Alpha-Omega, Blog

Alpha-Omega is an OpenSSF project, established in February 2022, with a mission to protect society by improving the security of open source software through direct maintainer engagement and expert analysis, trying to build a world where critical open source projects are secure and that security vulnerabilities are found and fixed quickly. During our first year, we helped fund important security work for some of the most important open source projects and have begun to see the impact of that work. We’re happy to share our first annual report, which describes what we’ve accomplished, what we’ve learned, and the impact we hope to have in 2023.

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Comparing Approaches to Measuring Criticality and Risk at the OpenSSF

Apples and apples? Comparing Approaches to Measuring Criticality and Risk at the OpenSSF

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Presenting a comparative study of the different approaches used to measure criticality and risk by a set of OpenSSF projects. Criticality is the measure of how important a package is across the global software ecosystem based on how many packages depend upon it. By combining criticality with the measure of a project’s security posture, or the risk that there may be as-yet-undiscovered vulnerabilities in software, we can prioritize the application of resources that might reduce the overall risk to the software landscape most efficiently. This work has been taken from The State of Dependency Management, the inaugural research report from Station 9, Endor Labs’ research team.

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OpenSSF S2C2F

OpenSSF Expands Supply Chain Integrity Efforts with S2C2F

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A robust strategy around securing how developers consume and manage open source software (OSS) dependencies when building software is essential. The Secure Supply Chain Consumption Framework (S2C2F) is a consumption-focused/consumer-focused framework that uses a threat-based, risk-reduction approach to mitigate real world threats in Open Source Software (OSS). Today, we are pleased to announce that it has been adopted by the OpenSSF under the Supply Chain Integrity Working Group and formed into its own Special Interest Group (SIG).

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kubecon cloudnativecon 2022

SigstoreCon Highlights

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In the motor city, the community hosted the first-ever Sigstore event, SigstoreCon, in co-location with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America. Event highlights included the announcement of Sigstore general availability, an awards ceremony, engaging talks, and introduction of a Sigstore Landscape. If you missed out, the session recordings are now available.

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Sigstore Announces General Availability at SigstoreCon

By Press Release, Sigstore

Today at SigstoreCon, the Sigstore community announced the general availability of its free software signing service giving open source communities access to production-grade stable services for artifact signing and verification. Sigstore provides a set of tools designed to improve supply chain security by making it easy to sign, verify and check the software developers are building and consuming. 

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