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SAFECode to Host ‘Supplier Perspectives on Supply Chain Security’ Panel at the 2010 CIP Congress
Arlington, Va. – November 29, 2010 – The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode), a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods, will be hosting a ‘Supplier Perspectives on Supply Chain Security’ panel on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the 2010 CIP Congress, Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Conference Center, Washington, DC.
Designed to foster dialogue between information technology suppliers and critical infrastructure owners/operators on today’s most pressing supply chain security issues, the session will provide an opportunity for discussion with conference attendees about needed next steps to improve supply chain security in a world of growing threats to critical infrastructures. SAFECode panelists will also offer insight into supplier best practices in software assurance and supply chain integrity based on their collective experience.
“As one of the year’s most productive gatherings of security professionals in the critical infrastructure industry, the CIP Congress presents an excellent opportunity for SAFECode to engage in a dialogue with this important user community,” said Stacy Simpson, policy and communications director for SAFECode. “Software assurance plays a key role in ensuring resiliency and SAFECode looks forward to an open discussion on how suppliers and users can work together to continue to improve confidence in the software relied upon by critical infrastructure owners and operators.”
Participating SAFECode members, who represent the leadership of product security initiatives in some of the world’s largest IT companies, include:
- Robert Dix – Vice President, Government Affairs & Critical Infrastructure Protection, Juniper Networks, Inc.
- Steven B. Lipner – Senior Director of Security Engineering Strategy, Trustworthy Computing Security, Microsoft Corp.
- Gary Phillips – Senior Director, Technology Assurance and Standards Research, Symantec Corp.
- Dan Reddy – Consulting Product Manager, Product Security Office, EMC Corporation
CIP Congress attendees are also invited to join SAFECode for a lunch discussion Wednesday, Dec. 1 on process transparency for software assurance.
The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) is a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods. SAFECode is a global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software, hardware and services. Its members include Adobe Systems Incorporated, EMC Corporation, Juniper Networks, Inc., Microsoft Corp., Nokia, SAP AG and Symantec Corp. For more information, please visit www.safecodedev.wpengine.com.
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