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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