Developing Secure Open Source Software (OSS)
July 20 | 9:30 – 11:00am PDT (UTC-7)
Join us for Developing Secure Open Source Software (OSS), with David Wheeler, Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security at The Linux Foundation.
People around the world depend on open source software (OSS), and that means the security of OSS is even more important. In this virtual mentoring session David A. Wheeler will discuss steps you can take to develop more secure OSS and evaluate OSS for security. He will also answer your questions about OSS, security, and related topics such as the US executive order on cybersecurity.
The session will begin with an overview by David Wheeler (45 minutes) and followed by Q&A – an opportunity to both ask David questions and for group discussion (45 minutes).
Join us for a complimentary live mentoring session!
Dr. David A. Wheeler, Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security, The Linux Foundation
Dr. David A. Wheeler is an expert on open source software (OSS) and on developing secure software. He is the Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security at the Linux Foundation and teaches a graduate course in developing secure software at George Mason University (GMU). Dr. Wheeler has a PhD in Information Technology, a Master’s in Computer Science, a certificate in Information Security, a certificate in Software Engineering, and a B.S. in Electronics Engineering, all from George Mason University (GMU). He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He leads the OpenSSF CII Best Practices badge project and was the primary developer of the OpenSSF’s set of Secure Software Development Fundamentals courses. He lives in Northern Virginia.