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Independent Security Audit Report

Independent Security Audit Impact Report

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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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CloudNativeSecurityCo 2023

10 Sessions Not to Miss at CloudNativeSecurityCon

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Next week we’re heading to the first ever standalone CloudNativeSecurityCon North America put on by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in Seattle, WA that brings together application developers and security experts to propose solutions to security challenges, to explore cutting edge projects, and to discuss advances in modern security approaches. The agenda is packed with lots of great content, and here are a few sessions you won’t want to miss.

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OpenSSF Year in Review 2022

OpenSSF Year in Review

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The OpenSSF is a thriving, diverse, nonstop community. Across more than 30 different active software projects and other technical initiatives, we’ve been able to have the kind of reach and impact we need to put a dent in the global software security challenges we all know are only getting more intense and more costly. Today we are pleased to announce the publication of our first-ever annual report. 

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Open Source Software Security

Engaging Policy Makers and the Ecosystem on Open Source Software Globally

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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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Log4Shell Retrospective

Avoiding the Next Log4Shell: Learning from the Log4j Event, One Year Later

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Log4Shell, a vulnerability in the widely-used open source Java logging library Log4j, was disclosed in December 2021, roughly two months after I took the helm of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF). As I said back then, open source software (OSS) foundations must work together to prevent the next Log4Shell scramble, and the same remains true today. One year later, let’s take stock of what else we’ve learned: the core issues around software supply chain security and vulnerability disclosure, the unique nature of securing OSS, and the best techniques for improving OSS security moving forward.

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Alpha-Omega First Year in Review

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

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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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