ISMG’s Executive Roundtables focus on specific challenges being faced by information security executives in today’s cybersecurity landscape. Moderated by one of ISMG’s Executive Editors and a guest industry expert, Roundtables give cybersecurity professionals the opportunity to discuss threats and controls with a handful of market leaders in an informal setting, from which you will emerge with new ideas and solutions you can immediately put to work to improve your own organization’s defensive posture.
Open Source Security: How to Defend at the Speed of Attack
How did your security and development teams react on March 7, 2017, when a critical vulnerability in the Apache Struts component was disclosed? Did they rush to patch your systems, or was their reaction delayed until after Sept. 7, 2017, when Equifax announced its data breach that resulted from an exploit of the Struts vulnerability?
As threat actors increasingly target open source vulnerabilities in your applications, global enterprises are shifting their focus to improving application security. Among the questions they are asking: How dependent are we on open source software components? Is our code review process manual or automated? Is our speed of response on par with our adversaries’ speed of attack?
If you’re looking for new answers to these questions, then join Tom Field for an exclusive roundtable that will draw from the experiences of the attendees, sharing approaches organizations are using to reduce risk through automated open source governance.
Discussion topics will include:
- How does your organization inventory and govern open source components?
- How have your security and development teams evolved their processes post-Equifax?
- What is your current application security speed of response – and how does that compare to your adversaries’ speed of attack?
Joining Tom to provide expert insight and case studies is Derek Weeks, Vice President of DevOps, and Matt Howard, CMO for Sonatype.
Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: University Club of Toronto – 380 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1R6, Canada
Moderator: Tom Field