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OpenSSF Newsletter – March 2024

By March 25, 2024
OpenSSF March Newsletter 2024

Welcome to the March 2024 edition of the OpenSSF Newsletter, with our latest information on what’s been happening lately and what’s on our radar.

Scholarships for Women in Jordan: Boosting Cybersecurity Skills

To celebrate Women’s History Month, OpenSSF, Linux Foundation Training & Certification, and CNCF, in partnership with the US White House National Security Council, are launching a scholarship program for women in Jordan. This initiative offers 250 free courses and certifications in cybersecurity, including Kubernetes and Cloud Native Security, aiming to empower women and promote diversity in the tech sector.

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Celebrating Women's History Month

OpenSSF and CISA Join Forces to Secure Open Source Software

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently announced significant initiatives to secure the open source ecosystem, following a pivotal OSS Security Summit.

Omkhar Arasaratnam, General Manager of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), underscores the collaborative spirit of these efforts, “OpenSSF’s mission is to improve the security of open source software…Through continued cooperation in activities such as this summit and the Principles for Package Repository Security, we will improve the security of open source package repositories for everyone.”

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Building a Stronger Open Source Ecosystem: OpenSSF Scorecard | Tech Talk

When: Wednesday, March 13 | 10:00AM PT

Join OpenSSF’s Tech Talk to discover the OpenSSF Scorecard’s crucial role in boosting open source security. Learn from organizations that have implemented the Scorecard, sharing their insights and best practices.
Secure your spot to explore how to strengthen your open source projects.

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OpenSSF Scorecard Survey

OpenSSF Scorecard has opened a survey to better understand user expectations and needs from the project. The survey will remain open through OSS NA and the results will help steer the roadmap.

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Welcome GUAC to OpenSSF as an Incubating Project

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) welcomes the Graph for Understanding Artifact Composition (GUAC) as its latest Incubating Project.

Why GUAC Matters:

  • Enhances supply chain security by providing deep insights into software dependencies.
  • Supported by tech and financial leaders, including Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Red Hat.
  • Rapid community growth with over 50 contributors and 1,100 GitHub stars.

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Help Shape the Future of Secure Software Development: Take the Survey

We’re on a mission to understand the gaps and needs in secure software development practices.

Your participation will help us tailor solutions that address the real challenges faced by professionals and organizations in securing software.

Contribute to a safer software development ecosystem by sharing your experiences and needs.

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The OpenSSF Team