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

The White House on Thursday hosted a summit where representatives of the U.S. government and major tech companies discussed 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.

“In the first category, participants discussed ideas to make it easier for developers to write secure code by integrating security features into development tools and securing the infrastructure used to build, warehouse and distribute code, like using techniques such as code ...

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