U.S. Government, Tech Giants Discuss Open Source Software Security


The recent disclosure and exploitation of vulnerabilities affecting the widely used Log4j logging utility have once again highlighted the importance of open source security and software supply chain security.

The goal of the White House summit was to identify ways to improve the security of open source software and effectively support the open source community.

The discussion focused on preventing vulnerabilities in open source code and packages, improving the process for finding and fixing flaws, and improving the response time for distributing and implementing patches.