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December 1, 2022 in Blog

Join Us For OpenSSF Day at Open Source Summit Japan

After two successful OpenSSF Days this year at Open Source Summit North America and Europe, we’re excited for our third and final OpenSSF Day of 2022 at Open Source Summit…
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November 22, 2022 in Blog

Contributor Q&A with Christopher “CRob” Robinson, Director of Security Communications, Intel Corporation

Meet Christopher "CRob" Robinson, Director of Security Communications, Intel Corporation. Working Group (WG) & Special Interest Group (SIG) facilitator, Technical Advisory Council (TAC) member, Committee member (Governance, Public Policy), Project(s)…
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November 16, 2022 in Blog

OpenSSF Expands Supply Chain Integrity Efforts with S2C2F

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…
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November 15, 2022 in Blog

SigstoreCon Highlights

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…
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November 9, 2022 in Blog

Meet a Maintainer: Naveen Srinivasan, Software Engineer, Endor Labs

Meet Naveen Srinivasan, Software Engineer, Endor Labs. Maintainers play a vital role in the OpenSSF. Naveen is a software engineer at Endor Labs. He was awarded the Google Open Source…
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November 1, 2022 in Blog

Meet a Maintainer: Luke Hinds, Security Engineering Lead, OCTO, Red Hat

Meet Luke Hinds, Security Engineering Lead, OCTO, Red Hat. Maintainers play a vital role in the OpenSSF and the Linux Foundation and we think you should get a chance to…
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October 25, 2022 in Press Release, Sigstore

Sigstore Announces General Availability at SigstoreCon

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.…
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October 24, 2022 in Alpha-Omega, Blog

OpenSSF Project Alpha-Omega Invests in the OpenJS Foundation and jQuery to Help Secure the Consumer Web

Today, we’re excited to share that the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) Project Alpha-Omega is committing $350,000 to reduce potential security incidents for jQuery by helping modernize its consumers and…
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October 20, 2022 in Blog

Report Finds OpenSSF Scorecards Are Highly Effective Measures to Assess Project Security

Projects adopting the practices set out by the OpenSSF in its Security Score, including adopting a dependency update tool that ensures rapid updating of vulnerable dependencies, will improve their project's…
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October 19, 2022 in Blog

Contributor Q&A with Melba Lopez, STSM – Supply Chain Security, IBM

Meet Melba Lopez, STSM - Supply Chain Security, IBM. Contributors play an important role in the OpenSSF and the Linux Foundation, so we want to give you a chance to…
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October 12, 2022 in Blog

Meet a Maintainer: Q&A with Priya Wadhwa, Software Engineer, Chainguard

Meet Priya Wadhwa, Software Engineer, Chainguard. Maintainers play a vital role in the OpenSSF and the Linux Foundation and we think you should get a chance to meet some of…
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October 11, 2022 in Blog

Securing Open Source Software is Securing Critical Infrastructure

Securing critical OSS components and infrastructure is an important part of securing critical infrastructure. When we consider open source critical infrastructure we must keep in mind that not all OSS…
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October 5, 2022 in Blog

New Meet a Maintainer Series: Q&A with Azeem Shaikh, Senior Software Engineer, Google

Meet Azeem Shaikh, Senior Software Engineer, Google. Maintainers play a vital role in the OpenSSF and the Linux Foundation and we think you should get a chance to meet some…
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September 29, 2022 in Blog

How OSPOs Can Be a Key Lever for Open Source Sustainability and Security

A well-designed Open Source Program Office (OSPO), when present, is the center of competency for an organization’s open source operations and structure. Here are a dozen ways OSPOs can be…
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September 28, 2022 in Blog

OpenSSF Day at Open Source Summit Europe Highlights

Along the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland we hosted OpenSSF Day EU at the Open Source Summit Europe earlier this month where community members gathered together to discuss the challenges,…
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September 27, 2022 in Blog

The United States Securing Open Source Software Act: What You Need to Know 

The Securing Open Source Software Act is in response to the Log4Shell vulnerability discovered in late November 2021. What is the Securing Open Source Software Act about? On 21st September…
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September 27, 2022 in Blog, Sigstore

First-Ever SigstoreCon at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2022

This year SigstoreCon will be hosted for the first time! The one-day event will take place on October 25, in Detroit Michigan, in co-location with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America.…
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September 13, 2022 in Blog

Funding Python SPDX Development with the OpenSSF and SBOM Everywhere

SBOM Everywhere, as the name suggests, is working towards bringing SBOMs to all of open source in a way that is non disruptive. The first effort of the SBOM Everywhere…
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September 13, 2022 in Blog

Coordination is Key! The OpenSSF’s CVD Guide for Finders

The Vulnerability Disclosures Working Group is proud to unveil the next evolution in improving open source coordination of vulnerability disclosures by crafting a new guide focused on the Security researcher…
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September 13, 2022 in Blog

Introducing New Concise Guides for Developing More Secure Software and Evaluating Open Source Software

In response to the growing concern around open source software development, OpenSSF’s Best Practices for Open Source Developers Working Group (WG) has been diligently working with concerned members and community…
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September 13, 2022 in Alpha-Omega, Blog

Alpha-Omega Project Announces Over $1.5M in Grants to Critical Open Source Projects and New Omega Analysis Toolchain

As part of the OpenSSF’s continued investment in critical open-source projects, we are happy to announce new partnerships and tooling from the Alpha-Omega Project. Alpha-Omega will sponsor critical security work…
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September 13, 2022 in Blog

Introducing the New OpenSSF End Users Working Group

OpenSSF is excited to announce its newest WG (Working Group), the End Users WG. This WG will focus on representing and addressing the challenges enterprises face when adopting (and using)…
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September 8, 2022 in Blog

Show Off Your Security Score: Announcing Scorecards Badges

We are excited to release new features from the Scorecards project, the OpenSSF tool that helps maintainers follow best security practices. The Scorecards GitHub Action now supports a REST API…
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September 1, 2022 in Blog

npm Best Practices for the Supply-Chain

We are excited to announce the v1 release of the “npm Best Practices,” a new guide focused on dependency management and supply chain security for npm. This release is the…
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August 24, 2022 in Blog

Outcomes from Open Source Software Security Summit in Japan

On August 23rd, we at the OpenSSF and Linux Foundation Japan hosted the Open Source Security Summit Japan. We were joined by senior cybersecurity representatives from more than 20 leading…
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August 22, 2022 in Blog

Upleveling Everybody to Secure the OSS Supply Chain – OpenSSF August Town Hall Highlights

The August OpenSSF Town Hall brought together the open source community to hear the latest and greatest about the work going on to secure the open source software supply chain.…
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August 15, 2022 in Blog

Announcing OpenSSF Day at Open Source Summit Europe

We’re pleased to announce we will be hosting the second ever  OpenSSF Day at Open Source Summit Europe on Tuesday, September 13th. This is your chance to find out what the…
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August 11, 2022 in Blog

Secure Coding Practice – A Developer’s Learning Experience of Developing Secure Software Course

My learning experience taking the “DEVELOPING SECURE SOFTWARE (LFD121)” course was positive, and I immediately started applying these learnings in my work as a software architect and developer.
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August 2, 2022 in Blog

Get Up to Speed with OpenSSF at Next Virtual Town Hall

At the next virtual OpenSSF Town Hall you will get an in-depth tour of several key initiatives and find out how to get involved yourself in the exciting work of…
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July 26, 2022 in Blog

Take Survey to Help Improve Software Supply Chain Integrity Practices

A new survey by Chainguard in collaboration with the Eclipse Foundation, the Rust Foundation and OpenSSF aims to understand the software supply chain integrity practices of a broad range of…
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July 22, 2022 in Blog

Join Us at the First OpenSSF Open Source Security Meetup in India

I’m very excited to present at the first ever Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) meetup in India, next Thursday, July 28 in Bangalore, hosted by OpenSSF Premier Member, Wipro. Companies and…
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July 20, 2022 in Blog

OpenSSF Supports Movements toward Multi-Factor Authentication

By: The OpenSSF Technical Advisory Council  On July 8th, 2022, the Python Package Index (PyPI) announced a security key giveaway for maintainers of critical projects, where “critical” is a label…
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July 19, 2022 in Blog

OpenSSF Day Videos Now Available from Open Source Summit North America

The first ever OpenSSF Day at the Open Source Summit North America (OSS NA) was a big success. On June 20th, we gathered in Austin, Texas and online to understand…
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July 18, 2022 in Blog, Sigstore

Results of Sigstore and slf4j Security Audits Including 1 High Risk Vulnerability Found and Fixed

We’re excited to report the results of two security audits, one for Sigstore and one for slf4j. The goal of security audits is to find vulnerabilities so they can be…
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June 22, 2022 in Blog, Sigstore

Free Training Course Teaches How to Secure a Software Supply Chain with Sigstore

To make it easier to use Sigstore’s toolkit to its full potential, OpenSSF and Linux Foundation Training & Certification released a free online training course, Securing Your Software Supply Chain…
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June 21, 2022 in Blog

State of Open Source Security 2022 from Snyk & the Linux Foundation

Snyk has teamed up with the Linux Foundation to research and report on security concerns in the open source ecosystem. The 2022 State of Open Source Security report shows that…
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June 20, 2022 in Blog

New Untold Stories of Open Source Podcast Features OpenSSF’s Brian Behlendorf on his Journey to Securing the FOSS Software Supply Chain

The Linux Foundation released a new podcast series, “The Untold Stories of Open Source.” Join us each week as we meet the people behind the code, discover their often unconventional…
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June 20, 2022 in Blog

OpenSSF Makes Secure Software Development Training Available on Organizations’ Learning Management Systems

The free "Developing Secure Software" (LFD121) online training course is now available through SCORM Connect, so that organizations with their own SCORM-compliant Learning Management Systems (LMSs) can integrate the course…
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June 20, 2022 in Alpha-Omega, Blog

OpenSSF Funds Python and Eclipse Foundations and Acquires SOS.dev through Alpha-Omega Project

As part of the OpenSSF’s continued investment in critical open-source projects, we are pleased to announce that the OpenSSF’s Alpha-Omega Project has committed to $800,000 in funding split equally among…
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June 9, 2022 in Blog

Introducing Fuzz Introspector, an OpenSSF Tool to Improve Fuzzing Coverage

We are excited to announce an initial release of Fuzz Introspector, a collaborative effort from OpenSSF members, that provides actionable insights for developers to identify fuzzing coverage blockers by analyzing…
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May 11, 2022 in Blog

Testimony to the US House Committee on Science and Technology

We’re pleased to share that Brian Behlendorf, OpenSSF General Manager, testified to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today. Brian's testimony shares the work…
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April 28, 2022 in Blog

Introducing Package Analysis: Scanning open source packages for malicious behavior

By Caleb Brown and David A. Wheeler, on behalf of Securing Critical Projects Working Group Today we're pleased to announce the initial prototype version of the Package Analysis project, an…
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April 19, 2022 in Blog

Your Favorite Software Repositories, Now Working Together

Authors: Dustin Ingram (Google), Jacques Chester (Shopify) A software repository is a critical component of any open source ecosystem: it provides a trusted central channel to publish, store and distribute…
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April 18, 2022 in Alpha-Omega, Blog

OpenSSF Selects Node.js as Initial Project to Improve Supply Chain Security

Authors: Brian Behlendorf, OpenSSF, and Robin Bender Ginn, OpenJS Foundation Today, we’re excited to announce that Node.js is the first open source community to be supported by OpenSSF's Alpha-Omega Project.…
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March 30, 2022 in Blog

Free Developing Secure Software Training Course From OpenSSF Now Available

Log4Shell, SolarWinds Compromise, Heartbleed – cybersecurity breaches have become household names in recent years. These issues are costing organizations billions of dollars in prevention and remediation costs, yet at the…
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March 17, 2022 in Blog

Open Source is Global, So OpenSSF Must Be Too

There was once a time when we marveled at the global nature of the open source user and contributor community, when it was a thrill to get a question or…
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February 2, 2022 in Alpha-Omega, Blog

OpenSSF Webinar: Introduction to Project Alpha-Omega

We've scheduled a webinar on February 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM US/Pacific time for anyone who wants to learn more about Project Alpha-Omega and registration is now open! Hear from…
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January 19, 2022 in Blog

Reducing Security Risks in Open Source Software at Scale: Scorecards Launches V4

Authors: Best Practices Working Group, Laurent Simon (Google), Azeem Shaikh (Google), and Jose Palafox (GitHub) Today, two members of the Open Source Security Foundation, Google and GitHub, are partnering to…
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January 13, 2022 in Blog

The OpenSSF and the Linux Foundation Address Software Supply Chain Security Challenges at White House Summit

Today marks an important moment in the Linux Foundation’s history of engagement with public sector organizations. The White House convened an important cross-section of the Open Source developer and commercial…
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December 16, 2021 in Blog

Open Source Foundations Must Work Together to Prevent the Next Log4Shell Scramble

As someone who has spent their entire career in open source software (OSS), the Log4Shell scramble (an industry-wide four-alarm-fire to address a serious vulnerability in the Apache Log4j package) is…
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December 10, 2021 in Blog

Securing Critical Open Source Projects with Multifactor Authentication

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) Developer Best Practices Working Group has undertaken a project to improve the overall security and integrity of critical open source software projects and their…
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November 15, 2021 in Blog

November Town Hall Recording

On behalf of the OpenSSF community and staff, thank you to everyone who joined our quarterly town hall meeting today. If you weren't able to attend the live presentation, check…
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October 25, 2021 in Blog

OpenSSF Quarterly Town Hall Announcement – UPDATED

The OpenSSF community is excited to chat more in-depth about several exciting project updates and recent announcements! We hope you'll join us for our next community Town Hall, to be…
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October 13, 2021 in Blog

The World’s Major Technology Providers Converge to Improve the Security of Software Supply Chains

Imagine you have created an open source project that has become incredibly popular.  Thousands, if not millions, of developers worldwide, rely on the lines of code that you wrote. You…
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September 27, 2021 in Blog

Announcing the OpenSSF Vulnerability Disclosure WG guide to disclosure for OSS projects

Authors: Anne Bertucio, Christopher Robinson, David Wheeler, OpenSSF Vulnerability Disclosure WG members https://github.com/ossf/oss-vulnerability-guide/blob/main/maintainer-guide.md Vulnerability disclosure is the process of reporting, remediating, and communicating the details of a discovered vulnerability.  This…
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August 11, 2021 in Blog

Introducing the Allstar GitHub App

Authors: Mike Maraya, Jeff Mendoza We’re excited to announce Allstar, a GitHub app that provides automated continuous enforcement of security best practices for GitHub projects. With Allstar, owners can check…
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July 28, 2021 in Blog

July 2021 Update – New members and new resources for Best Practices and Vulnerability Disclosures underway

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) community is working diligently to improve the security of the open source ecosystem. This is no small mission, so we are excited to share…
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May 14, 2021 in Blog

How LF communities enable security measures required by the US Executive Order on Cybersecurity

Our communities take security seriously and have been instrumental in creating the tools and standards that every organization needs to comply with the recent US Executive Order Overview The US…
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May 5, 2021 in Blog

Introducing the Security Reviews Initiative

Author: Michael Scovetta, on behalf of the Identifying Security Threats Working Group In addition to the Security Metrics initiative, the OpenSSF is proud to announce the Security Reviews initiative. Security…
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May 4, 2021 in Blog

May 2021 Update: OpenSSF Unveils New Security Initiative

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) community is working diligently to improve the security of the open source ecosystem. This is no small mission, so we are excited to share…
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May 3, 2021 in Blog

Introducing the Security Metrics Initiative

Author: Michael Scovetta, on behalf of the Identifying Security Threats Working Group The OpenSSF would like to announce the initial release of the Security Metrics initiative. The primary objective of…
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April 14, 2021 in Blog

Upcoming OpenSSF Town Hall on May 3, 2021

The OpenSSF community has been working diligently to improve the security of the open source ecosystem. We would like to share all of the great work that is happening and…
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February 3, 2021 in Blog

Upcoming OpenSSF Town Hall on February 22

The OpenSSF community has been working fast and furious since its formation last year to improve the security of the open-source ecosystem. We all know this is no small mission…
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January 28, 2021 in Blog

January 2021 Update: New Technical Vision Informs Working Group Progress 

The OpenSSF community has been working fast and furious since its formation last year to improve the security of the open source ecosystem. We all know this is no small…
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January 27, 2021 in Blog

Digital Identity Attestation Roundup

Author: Kim Lewandowski, on behalf of the Digital Identity Attestation Working Group We kicked off the first Digital Identity Attestation Working Group meeting under the OpenSSF in August, 2020. The…
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December 9, 2020 in Blog

Introducing the OpenSSF CVE Benchmark

Author: Bas van SchaikToday, at Black Hat Europe, the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) unveiled its latest initiative: the OpenSSF CVE Benchmark. The benchmark consists of vulnerable code and metadata…
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November 23, 2020 in Blog

OpenSSF Town Hall Recording: Now Available!

The video recording of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF)  “Public Town Hall” meeting of November 9, 2020 is now available! This meeting shares updates and celebrates accomplishments during the…
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November 6, 2020 in Blog

Security Scorecards for Open Source Projects

Author: Kim Lewandowski, Google Product Manager One of the first things I wanted to do when the OpenSSF launched was help people make better decisions about security when consuming open…
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October 29, 2020 in Blog

Announcing: Secure Software Development EdX course, Sign Up Today!

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) has developed a trio of free courses on how to develop secure software. These courses are part of the Secure Software Development Fundamentals Professional…
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October 21, 2020 in Blog

OpenSSF Public Town Hall – November 9 2020, 10am Pacific

Please join us for the first-ever OpenSSF Town Hall Meeting on November 9, 2020 from 10 AM to 12 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada). In this meeting, we will…
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October 7, 2020 in Blog

OpenSSF seeks Security Community Individual Representative for Governing Board

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) is accepting nominations for the Security Community Individual Representative seat on our Governing Board. The nomination period is open until October 23 2020, after…
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