Technology leaders met at the White House yesterday to discuss ways to improve open source security following the Log4j saga.
According to an official statement at the meeting, the discussion focused on three areas: finding better ways to prevent, detect, and mitigate vulnerabilities in code, and accelerate the deployment of patches.
“In the first category, participants discussed ideas that will make it easier for developers to write secure code by integrating security features into development tools and securing the infrastructure that is used to create, store and distribute code, for example through techniques such as code signing and stronger digital identities. “” remarked the White House statement.
“In the second category, the participants discussed how to prioritize the most important open source projects and introduce sustainable mechanisms for their maintenance. In the last category, the participants discussed ways to accelerate and improve the use of software parts lists, as they are in …