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.
Donald Fischer is co-founder and CEO of Tidelift. Previously he was a venture partner at General Catalyst, a member of the investment team at Greylock Partners, and an executive at Typesafe (now Lightbend) and Red Hat. He holds a BS in economics and computer science from Yale University, an MS in computer science from Stanford University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.