Until recently, the term “software supply chain” was rarely uttered outside of the offices of CIOs and senior government officials. But in the wake of high profile attacks like SolarWinds, times have changed. Now, software supply chain security is the subject of boardroom conversations and New York Times headlines.
Partially in response to these incidents, just a few weeks ago the US government put out an executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity that may fundamentally change the way software is produced. In this panel, expert industry analysts and practitioners will discuss the current state of the open source software supply chain and what we can do to make it safer and more secure.
Alex Williams is founder and publisher of The New Stack, a media platform for the people who build and manage software the world relies on. He was an editor at ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch before leaving in 2014 to start The New Stack. Alex hosts The New Stack Makers podcast, TNS Pancake & Podcast breakfasts, and livestreams from tech events around the globe, with the generous support of more than 70 sponsors in the cloud native ecosystem.