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June 21-24, 2022
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Tuesday, June 21 • 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Assessing the Risk of Open-source Components Using OpenSSF's Scorecard - Laurent Simon, Google & Naveen Srinivasan, Endor Labs

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Open source demand continues to explode. Developers worldwide will request open-source packages, representing a 73% YoY growth in developer downloads of open source components. Yet, even though projects have their code open-source, the processes used to run, test, and maintain these are less known. For example, do you know if the log4j project has code reviews to reduce the likelihood of dangerous code being introduced in the codebase? How about the npm-color project? This lack of transparency makes it challenging for project consumers, including large companies, to assess the risk and make informed decisions about their use and maintenance of open-source components. In this talk, we will introduce a tool developed by the OpenSSF: Scorecards. Scorecards is an automated tool that assesses a number of important heuristics ("checks") associated with software security and assigns each check a score of 0-10. You can use these scores to understand specific areas to improve in order to strengthen the security posture of a project or a dependency. Since it's v4 release in January 2022, Scorecards has been installed on over 800 GitHub repositories as of March 2022, and is recommended by the GitHub documentation to harden workflows.

Speakers
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Naveen Srinivasan

OSS, Endor Labs
Naveen contributes to fun OSS projects like https://github.com/ossf and other supply chain security projects. http://github.com/naveensrinivasan
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Laurent Simon

Security Engineer, Google
Laurent is a security engineer in the Open Source Security Team (GOSST) at Google. His team works in collaboration with the open-source community and the OpenSSF on novel security solutions, such as Scorecards, Allstar, Sigstore, SLSA, OSS-Fuzz, OSV, etc.



Tuesday June 21, 2022 12:00pm - 12:40pm CDT
Room 203/204 (Level 2)