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Tidelift at Straight Talk for Government

Amy Hays
by Amy Hays
on September 7, 2021

We’re excited to be sponsoring the DevOps Institute’s Straight Talk for Government conference this Thursday. This one day virtual summit brings together government, industry, and academia to explore challenges across people, process, and tech. You can register for this event for free here

We think this event is super important, especially in light of the recent White House cybersecurity executive order, announced in May as an attempt by the United States government to use its purchasing power to create positive changes to the way cybersecurity is addressed around the world. 

Recent high profile breaches like the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack or the SolarWinds software supply chain attack have shown that our cybersecurity defenses are woefully inadequate. This executive order forces a higher standard of cybersecurity for any organization selling software to the federal government, which in turn makes it the de facto global standard for all software in the future.

Tidelift CEO and co-founder Donald Fischer will speak briefly about this topic at 3:40 p.m. ET. You won’t want to miss it; he’ll explain the key issues addressed in this executive order, like software bill of materials (SBOM), supply chain security, and provenance requirements. 

He’ll also outline the gaps that most organizations will need to close in order to stay in compliance.

Stop by our booth and we’ll show you how to generate your own software bill of materials for free. See you there!

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