Webinar: open source security for the public sector

Secure your open source components in the age of GDPR.

Ensuring that all your open source components are secure is imperative to mitigating against the risk of a cyberattack that could cost your millions in fines with the implementation of GDPR.

The UK public sector is still suffering from the fallout of Heartbleed and other similar wide-spread vulnerabilities like Shellshock and Ghost. We’ll be taking Heartbleed as a case study in this webinar, so what’s the background?

  • Heartbleed is a vulnerability first discovered in 2014.
  • Over 100 vulnerabilities in OpenSSL have been discovered since than and several patches released.
  • There have been around 200 additional releases of the software.
  • There are still over 200,000 web entities running the original unpatched version.

Wednesday 4 July, 2:30 to 3:30pm, BST

In this webinar we will look at:

  • Why issues like Heartbleed occur and what the public sector needs to know about mitigating the risks – including GDPR risks and legal issues.
  • The current best practice for securing open source components.
  • What steps organisations can take to implement a secure policy for the use of open source components.
  • How the UK NHS is tackling this issue of securing open source components.
  • The value of software composition analysis and how it could the save day.

To sign up to attend our webinar please follow the link below and enter your details into the registration form:

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Chris Chandler – Group Services Team Leader, Grey Matter
Martin Callinan – Director, Source Code Control
Paul McAdam – Director, Source Code Control