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White House Meets With Software Firms and Open Source Orgs on Security


The Log4j vulnerability is only the latest security flaw to have global impact, prompting the Biden administration and software developers to pledge to produce more secure software.

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Driven by vulnerabilities in widespread software affecting organizations worldwide, the US government met with the open source community and major software firms on Jan. 13 at the White House to find ways to support the innovative software development community, while at the same time reducing the likelihood of future security flaws in common software components.

The White House Software Security Summit brought together officials from the various government agencies that deal with national security and technology with representatives from major software companies — including Akamai, Amazon, Apple, GitHub, Google, Meta, Microsoft, and RedHat — as well as members of the open source software community, such as the Apache Software Foundation and the Linux Foundation.

The summit aimed to ...


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