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White House Hosts Open-Source Security Summit With Big Tech

Agencies, Departments Attend Meeting Led by the National Security Council Dan Gunderman (dangun127) • January 13, 2022

White House, Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tom Lohdan via Flickr)

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In the wake of the explosive Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, the White House hosted tech leaders and federal agencies in a summit to discuss ways to improve open-source software security.

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in December invited major tech companies to attend the gathering, which is being led by Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger, a senior administration official tells Information Security Media Group.

The official tells ISMG in a statement that "the objective of this meeting is to facilitate an important discussion" around open-source software, which is widely used and can be inspected, modified and enhanced by developers. They ...

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