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.
Shannon Lietz is an award winning innovator with over two decades of experience pursuing advanced security defenses and next generation security solutions. Ms. Lietz is currently the DevSecOps Leader for Intuit where she is responsible for setting and driving the company’s DevSecOps and cloud security strategy, roadmap and implementation in support of corporate innovation. She operates a 24x7 DevSecOps team that specializes in Adversary Management.
Prior to joining Intuit, Ms. Lietz worked for ServiceNow where she was responsible for the cloud security engineering efforts and Sony where she drove the implementation of a new secure data center. Ms. Lietz has significant experience leading crisis management large-scale security breaches and restoration of services for several Fortune 500 companies. She has previous experience as a founder a metrics company, leading major initiatives for hosting providers as a Master Security Architect, developing security software and consulting for many Fortune 500 companies globally. Ms. Lietz is an IANS faculty member and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Mount St. Mary’s College.