October 11, 2021
Los Angeles, California + Virtual
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Timing of sessions and room locations are subject to change through Monday, September 13 due to schedule changes that will be made as speakers finalize whether speaking in person or virtually.
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Monday, October 11

10:30am PDT

Keynote: Security of the Open Source Supply Chain, a Call to Action - Luke Hinds, Red Hat
Open source is everywhere and software is eating the world. However, we now face serious challenges within the security of our software and its supply chain from code commit to production. For this talk, Luke Hinds will outline the current immediate threats and what can be done by us as a community to address the risks we face by harnessing Open Source tooling and open transparent development models.

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Luke Hinds

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Luke Hinds works within the Emerging Technologies group in Red Hat's CTO office, where he leads a team working on open source security. Luke started the project sigstore, alongside many other OSS security projects. He has held numerous OSS community leadership roles, such as the Kubernetes... Read More →

Monday October 11, 2021 10:30am - 10:40am PDT
Room 403AB + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

10:40am PDT

The State of SBOMs - Moderated by Dan Lorenc, Chainguard; Allan Friedman, US Government; Nisha Kumar, VMware & Frederick Kautz, LF Public Health
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Dan Lorenc

CEO, Chainguard
Dan has been working on and worrying about containers since 2015 as an engineer and manager.He started projects like MinikubeSkaffold, and Kaniko to make containers easy and fun, then got so worried about the state of OSS supply-chains he partnered up with Kim and others to f... Read More →


Nisha Kumar

Security Engineer, Oracle
Nisha is a Security Engineer at Oracle. She has been a DevOps engineer for embedded systems and a Radio Frequency Engineer in semiconductor manufacturing. She has been involved in Open Source for more than 15 years. You can follow her work on Twitter at @_ctlfsh
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Frederick Kautz

Co-Chair, KubeCon
Frederick collaborates on security and networking. He is on the SPIFFE Steering Committee, focusing on providing Zero Trust Workload Identity to compute workloads and resources. Frederick co-authored Solving the Bottom Turtle. He is a co-founder of OmniBOR and maintains the reference... Read More →
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Allan Friedman, PhD

Senior Advisor and Strategist, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Dr. Allan Friedman is Senior Advisor and Strategist at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. He coordinates the global cross-sector community efforts around software bill of materials (SBOM) and related vulnerability initiatives and works to advance their adoption... Read More →

Monday October 11, 2021 10:40am - 11:20am PDT
Room 403AB + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

11:20am PDT

Whose Sign Is It Anyway? - Marina Moore, NYU & Matthew Riley, Google
Code signing is the security foundation of the software supply chains we rely on every day. But if you let yourself think about it for too long -- like we have -- it starts to seem weird that we’re so sure a random download won’t steal our credentials or ransom our data just because someone, somewhere happened to choose a very special point on an elliptic curve.

In this talk, we will explore what a digital signature really means -- and what it doesn’t. We’ll look at the implications of policy choices around key handling, what gets signed, and when we call a signature "valid". And we’ll dive so deeply into the very idea of identity that you may begin to question the nature of your reality.

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Marina Moore

PhD Candidate, NYU
Marina Moore is a PhD candidate at NYU Tandon’s Secure Systems Lab focusing on secure software updates and software supply chain security. She is a maintainer of TUF, a CNCF graduated project, as well as Uptane, the automotive variant of TUF. She contributed to the updated TAG Security... Read More →
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Matthew Riley

Software Engineer, Google
Matt works on Kubernetes security at Google. His previous work has involved various combinations of container infrastructure, platform security, code integrity, and applied cryptography.

Monday October 11, 2021 11:20am - 11:50am PDT
Room 403AB + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

11:50am PDT

Supply Chain Security with the Jenkins Templating Engine! - Steven Terrana, Booz Allen Hamilton
In this talk, Steven will provide a comprehensive introduction to DevSecOps. He'll help attendees get past the buzzwords and demystify the various kinds of software security scanning that teams can incorporate into their software delivery processes to shift-left security. Equally important - you'll then learn how to apply these principles at scale using the Jenkins Templating Engine to develop tool-agnostic pipelines that can be shared across teams.


Monday October 11, 2021 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Room 403AB + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

1:35pm PDT

5G and Challenges with Software Supply Chain Security - Fatih Degirmenci, Ericsson
The new technologies such as cloud, containers, virtual & cloud native network functions result in tremendous advances in the telecommunications industry.
With the help of these new technologies, the 5G networks that are currently being rolled out all around the world are developed rapidly in heavily disaggregated manner, allowing communications service providers to introduce new services to their users much faster than before.

However, the new technologies and resulting disaggregation is not without their challenges and the security of the software supply chain is one of them.
The components that are part of the 5G networks originate from multiple sources, including but not limited to vendors and open source communities with many integration points and deployed into different environments such as public and private clouds, increasing the risk of breaking the chain of trust.

This session will give a short overview of the next generation telecommunications networks, highlight the challenges, and talk about the opportunities to tackle them in a collaborative manner.

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Fatih Degirmenci

Executive Director, Continuous Delivery Foundation
Fatih joined the Linux Foundation to lead the CDFoundation. Fatih specializes in infrastructure, automation, CI/CD and DevOps and involved in several CI/CD initiatives across open source as contributor, maintainer, and project technical lead.Before joining the Linux Foundation, Fatih... Read More →

Monday October 11, 2021 1:35pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 403AB + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

1:50pm PDT

PyPI Supply Chain Security - Dustin Ingram, Python Software Foundation
The Python Package Index (PyPI) is one of the oldest software repositories for a language ecosystem and the canonical place to publish Python code. It serves more than 2 billion requests a day, and is almost entirely supported by volunteers and the non-profit Python Software Foundation.

In this talk, we'll review some recent supply-chain attack and how they relate to PyPI specifically. In addition, we'll take a look at some in-progess projects to make PyPI more resilient, secure and sustainable.

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Dustin Ingram

Director, Python Software Foundation

Monday October 11, 2021 1:50pm - 2:05pm PDT
Room 403AB + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:05pm PDT

An Overview on SLSA - Tom Hennen, Google & Joshua Lock, VMware
SLSA – Supply-chain Levels for Software Artifacts – introduces a comprehensive methodology to prevent tampering with the software supply chain.  To illustrate the impact of SLSA, we follow a few gremlins as they try to introduce malicious code into a container image used by thousands of projects.  At each step of the supply chain we show how SLSA controls raise the cost of attack, preventing the gremlins from causing any harm.

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Joshua Lock

Open Source Architect, Verizon
Joshua is Open Source Architect in Verizon's Open Source Program Office where he leads efforts to improve consistency around how Verizon uses open source. As part of his work at Verizon he works upstream on software supply chain security standards and tools; he is a steering committee... Read More →
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Tom Hennen

Software Engineer, Google
Tom is a maintainer of the Supply-chain Levels for Software Artifacts (SLSA) project.  He works at Google as a tech lead for their internal supply chain integrity team.  He previously worked in the defense industry where he was the Principal Investigator for a DARPA STAC red team... Read More →

Monday October 11, 2021 2:05pm - 2:35pm PDT
Room 403AB + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2:35pm PDT

State of the Art Supply Chain Security (in-toto, TUF, and SigStore) - Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy, Datadog; Asra Ali, Google & Santiago Torres-Arias, Purdue University
In this talk, we’ll explore the complementary roles that TUF, in-toto, and SigStore play in creating a transparent hack-proof software supply chain that thwarts man-in-the-middle attacks anywhere between developers and end-users. The talk will build off the basics of using in-toto and TUF together to deliver hack-proof updates, especially how it was done for the first time in the industry at Datadog, and then going the extra mile with SigStore. We’ll see how SigStore’s transparent and auditable model holds publishers accountable in this system. Finally, we’ll see a real example of the whole stack in action for the first time with Datadog’s integration, and show just how easy it is to adopt yourself!

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Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy

Staff Security Engineer / Engineering Manager, Datadog
Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy is a Staff Security Engineer / Engineering Manager at Datadog, where he designed and implemented the industry's first-known, publicly-verifiable Solarwinds-proof software supply chain for the Datadog Agent integrations in 2018. He has been and remains heavily... Read More →
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Asra Ali

Senior Software Engineer, Google
Asra is Software Engineer on the Google Open Source Security Team (GOSST) where she works on projects like Sigstore. She’s a maintainer of Sigstore’s Rekor, and The Update Framework’s go-tuf implementation. In previous times, she worked on Envoy, fuzzing, and privacy-preserving... Read More →
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Santiago Torres-Arias

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Santiago is an Assistant Professor at Purdue's Electrical andComputer Engineering Department. His interests include binaryanalysis, cryptography, distributed systems, andsecurity-oriented software engineering. His current researchfocuses on securing the software development lifecycle... Read More →

Monday October 11, 2021 2:35pm - 3:05pm PDT
Room 403AB + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

3:20pm PDT

Finding Your Way: A Survey of Supply Chains - Aeva Black, Microsoft
With the explosion of interest in SBOMs, it's likely that you've just heard of a few projects for the first time -- even if those projects aren't new, they may be new to you, and you might be asking yourself, "how is X different from Y?" You might also be wondering which projects you should select in order to satisfy the requirements of the Executive Order!
As when starting out on any journey, before entering unfamiliar territory, it is important to understand the lay of the land, pack the right supplies, and get to know your traveling companions.
In this talk, a few maps of the open source supply chain landscape will be shared. Attendees will gain a sense of both the breadth and depth of the challenges ahead, and learn to identify a few essential types of tools for their journey.

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Aeva Black

Open Source Hacker, Microsoft
Aeva Black is an incurably queer geek and veteran of the first dot-com bust. Roaming between startups and Big Tech with ease, Aeva currently works in Azure's Office of the CTO and serves the open source community as the Secretary of the Board for the Open Source Initiative and as... Read More →

Monday October 11, 2021 3:20pm - 3:35pm PDT
Room 403AB + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

3:35pm PDT

Vulnerability Supply Chains - Art Manion, CERT Coordination Center
If you've analyzed or responded to software vulnerabilities like BadAlloc, KRACK, or the PROTOS SNMP test suite from 2002, then you've encountered the intersection of vulnerabilities and supply chains. Without supply chain knowledge, multi-party coordinated vulnerability disclosure efforts are largely limited to manual investigation, one-offs, and guesswork. Follow-on activities like vulnerability management and risk assessment are also hindered. To what extent are vulnerabilities in upstream dependencies inherited? What happens when build tools have or create vulnerabilities? How might we effectively perform coordinated disclosure and share supply chain knowledge at scale? What part will SBOM (software bill of materials) play?

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Art Manion

Vulnerability Analysis Technical Manager, CERT/CC
Art Manion is a Principal Engineer and the Vulnerability Analysis Technical Manager at the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He and his team coordinate complex vulnerability disclosures, perform in-depth technical... Read More →

Monday October 11, 2021 3:35pm - 3:50pm PDT
Room 403AB + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

3:50pm PDT

Cloud Native Supply Chain Security with Tekton and Sigstore - Priya Wadhwa & Christie Wilson, Google
If you build software on Kubernetes and want to learn more about how to do it in a secure way, then this talk is for you! In this talk, Christie Wilson and Priya Wadhwa will provide a hands on overview to creating a secure zero-trust supply chain on Kubernetes. We'll show you how to use tools like Tekton, Tekton Chains and sigstore together to protect your pipelines and generate provenance for your builds. We'll also cover how the audience can integrate these tools with other projects like In-Toto and SPIRE to securely build, sign and verify software components today.

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Christie Warwick

Software Engineer, Google
Christie Wilson (Warwick) (she/her) is a software engineer with a passion for building quality software and having fun doing it. During her career she has worked in a wide range of domains from currency exchange to AAA games and is currently working on continuous delivery tools at... Read More →
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Priya Wadhwa

Software Engineer, Chainguard
Priya Wadhwa is a software engineer at Chainguard, where she works on a variety of open source projects with the goal of improving software supply chain security. She is a member of the Sigstore TSC and a maintainer of the Tekton Chains project. She's passionate about making security... Read More →

Monday October 11, 2021 3:50pm - 4:20pm PDT
Room 403AB + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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