White House to discuss open-source software security with tech firms

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White House to discuss open-source software security with tech firms

Jake Sullivan, the White House National Security Advisor has invited tech firms, including major software developers and cloud providers, to discuss ways to improve the cybersecurity of open-source software.

Deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology Anne Neuberger will reportedly host a one-day discussion with representatives of the invited tech companies in January. The discussion will involve company officials responsible for open-source security and projects.

The invitation of the White House to tech companies comes a few weeks after discovery of a critical vulnerability in Log4j. In a letter to the invited tech firms, Sullivan stated that the popularity of open-source software projects and the fact that volunteers maintain them is a combination that is a key national security concern, like the Log4j vulnerability.

Read More: Siliconangle

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