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OpenSSF Strengthening Open Source Software

Sep 6, 2023 | OpenSSF

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Strengthening Open Source Software: Best Practices for Enhanced Security

Securing the open source ecosystem isn't a passive act. It calls for proactive participation through regular code reviews, vulnerability assessments, or simply staying updated with the latest security protocols. Every user, every developer, and every enthusiast has a role to play. Read more.

Aug 31, 2023 | OpenSSF

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Introducing RSTUF, Repository Service for TUF

We’re thrilled to announce that RSTUF, Repository Service for TUF, has joined the OpenSSF as an OpenSSF Sandbox Project. This is a major step forward in ensuring we can improve secure content distribution. RSTUF helps address a major challenge: securing software repositories, particularly ensuring the integrity of software updates, is… Read more.
OpenSSF Securing Software Repositories Working Group

Aug 30, 2023 | OpenSSF

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OpenSSF Securing Software Repositories Working Group: Repositories, Registries, and Tools

The OpenSSF Securing Software Repositories Working Group focuses on the maintainers of software repositories, software registries, and the tools that rely on them. By repositories, we include all platforms where software is developed, including GitHub and other platforms. By registries, we include platforms such as package registries and other ways… Read more.

Aug 28, 2023 | OpenSSF

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Submit to Speak at OpenSSF Day Japan

We are pleased to announce that OpenSSF Day Japan will be taking place on December 4, 2023 at the Ariake Central Tower Hall & Conference, colocated with Open Source Summit Japan in Tokyo, Japan. Registration is now open, and you are invited to submit your talk to the call for… Read more.

Aug 28, 2023 | OpenSSF

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OpenSSF Scorecard Launches v4.12 with Support for GitLab

Today, we are excited to announce OpenSSF Scorecard v4.12. This release adds support for GitLab and brings the project closer to its longer-term goal of supporting all types of hosted repositories. Previously, Scorecard has been limited to GitHub-based repositories along with some support for local Git repositories.  Read more.
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Aug 25, 2023 | OpenSSF

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What You Need to Know About the US Federal Government’s RFI on Open Source Software Security

The US Federal Government's recent Request for Information (RFI) on Open Source Software Security (announced by the US White House) is a noteworthy development for open source software (OSS). This RFI originated from the Open-Source Software Security Initiative (OS3I) interagency working group created to improve OSS security. This blog post… Read more.
OpenSSF Open Source Consumption Manifesto

Aug 24, 2023 | OpenSSF

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Join Us in Adopting the Open Source Consumption Manifesto

By adopting a few common principles, software organizations can achieve real, measurable change in the security and health of their software supply chains. You are invited to adopt the new Open Source Consumption Manifesto (OSCM) developed by the OpenSSF’s End Users Working Group and to sign the Manifesto by adding… Read more.
Rising Threat of Software Supply Chain Attacks

Aug 18, 2023 | OpenSSF

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The Rising Threat of Software Supply Chain Attacks: Managing Dependencies of Open Source Projects

If you're not using automation to monitor the security risks from your dependency tree, chances are your project is vulnerable. Although these vulnerabilities may not be malicious, they can still allow malicious actors to target your users or their data. Read more.

Aug 9, 2023 | OpenSSF

OpenSSF to Support DARPA on New AI Cyber Challenge (AIxCC)

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) announced today at Black Hat 2023 its collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on the AI Cyber Challenge (AIxCC) – a two-year competition aimed at driving innovation at the nexus of AI and cybersecurity to create a new generation of cybersecurity… Read more.
OpenSSF Criticality Score

Jul 28, 2023 | OpenSSF

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Understanding and Applying the OpenSSF Criticality Score in Open Source Projects

At Open Source Summit North America earlier this year as a 10th grader, Nathan Naveen, gave a talk about OpenSSF Criticality Score. Nathan takes a look at why understanding tools like the Criticality Score is a valuable skill for anyone involved in open source contributions, no matter your age. Read more.