There’s no question that open source security and supply chain security has become top of mind issues in the aftermath of the Apache Log4j security problem quartet and the SolarWinds security fiasco. But so important that the White House would call a meeting with open source foundations and company officials? Yes, it’s that important.
The meeting was led by White House cybersecurity leader Anne Neuberger. Executives and officials from organizations like the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and the Linux Foundation and executives from Apple, Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle. Government agencies such as the Department of Defense and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) were also represented.