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Join Us at the OSS Security Meetup in Tokyo, Japan With General Manager Omkhar + SOSS Community Day North America Event Report

By April 22, 2024Blog

By Linux Foundation Japan

We are excited to announce that the members of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a cross-industry initiative uniting the industry’s key open source security initiatives along with the individuals and companies backing them, will be hosting a Meetup on Monday, May 13th at Cybertrust Japan. This event will feature OpenSSF General Manager Omkhar Arasaratnam for the first time.

Omkhar will be sharing the latest information, engaging in Q&A sessions, and networking with the Japanese community. This is an incredibly valuable opportunity—please join us.

In the second half of the meetup, we’ll be delivering an event report on the Secure Open Source Software (SOSS) Community Days (4/15), a co-located event with the world’s largest OSS conference, Open Source Summit North America (4/16-18 Seattle), which is happening this month. Members participating from Japan will bring back event highlights and share this information in Japanese with everyone.

We’re striving to establish a space where individuals with similar awareness and challenges regarding OSS security can come together, share information primarily in Japanese, and progress collaboratively. We extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in OSS security, not just OpenSSF members.

Event Details

Date: Monday, May 13

Time: 17:30 PM to 19:00 PM Japanese Standard Time (JST)

Venue: Cybertrust Japan, Conference Room (40 seats + online)

Access : ARK Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower 35F : Address: 1-9-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Registration: Register here.


  • Keynote Session by Omkhar Arasaratnam: Let’s extend a warm welcome to Omkhar at the Tokyo meetup. Omkhar will provide an overview of OpenSSF, giving us a comprehensive understanding of the ongoing development of the projects. He’ll also cover topics such as vulnerabilities in XZ Utils and how OpenSSF is contributing to preventing future issues.
  • Event report on SOSS Community Day NA
  • Munehiro Ikeda, Cybertrust
  • Taku Shimosawa, Hitachi
  • Noriaki Fukuyasu, Linux Foundation
  • Networking

About OSS Security Meetup – Importance of OSS Security

The IT systems underpinning modern society rely heavily on open source software (OSS). It’s estimated that between 70% to 90% of the software integrated into a company’s products and services is OSS. Organizations frequently leverage OSS to enhance development speed, quality, and strive for technological innovation. While adopting OSS can bring shared benefits across industries, the discovery of vulnerabilities could have far-reaching consequences. Ensuring OSS security is paramount, necessitating cooperative efforts across countries and organizations.