SAN FRANCISCO, February 27, 2012 — The Open Group  today announced that key members from its Open Group Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF), will participate in a panel discussion, “How to Attack the Supply Chain (The Securing Of),” at the 2012 RSA Conference on February 28 in San Francisco.
The RSA Conference gathers security practitioners from across the globe to share the latest knowledge and advancements in the area of information security. The “How to Attack the Supply Chain (The Securing Of)” session brings together an outstanding panel of leading COTS ICT providers and security industry thought leaders to discuss the rise in tainted and counterfeit technology and a variety of approaches intended to address supply chain challenges, including The Open Group’s organization-based approach for meeting the growing threat in supply chain security.
The panel will be moderated by Andras Szakal, vice president and chief technology officer at IBM U.S. Federal, responsible for IBM’s industry solution technology strategy in support of the U.S. Federal customer. Szakal is also chair of the OTTF and leads the development of the Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard, of which a Snapshot release will be coming soon.
Panelists include: Daniel Reddy, senior consultant product manager at EMC Corporation; Jon Boyens, senior advisor for Information Security at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Hart Rossman, vice president & chief technology officer Cyber Security Services at SAIC; and Edna Conway, chief security strategist, Global Value Chain, Cisco and co-chair of the OTTF.
Panel, entitled, “How to Attack the Supply Chain (The Securing Of)”
Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 3:50 p.m. PT
RSA Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco; Room 130
Moderator: Andras Szakal, vice president & chief technology officer IBM Federal, IBM Corporation
- Daniel Reddy, senior consultant product manager (Product Security Office), EMC Corporation
- Jon Boyens, senior advisor for Information Security, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Hart Rossman, vice president & chief technology officer Cyber Security Services, SAIC
- Edna Conway, chief security strategist, Global Value Chain, Cisco
For more information on The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum, please click here .
About The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF)
The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF) leads the development of a global supply chain integrity program and framework in order to provide buyers of IT products with a choice of accredited technology partners and vendors. The Open Group Trusted Technology Provider Framework (O-TTPF), based on the published White Paper, will identify best practices for secure engineering and supply chain integrity that distinguish trusted technology providers, and foster a secure and sustainable global supply chain.
The OTTF supports the development and utilization of the O-TTPF global framework, the O-TTPF accreditation program, procurement strategies, and related activities that:
- Help the technology industry “build with integrity”
- Enable customers to "buy with confidence”
- Support global innovation
- Moderate the unintended consequences of regulation
- Reduce risk and compliance costs
- Protect operational assets
The OTTF provides a vendor-neutral environment where security, supply chain, and acquisition professionals can lead the development of industry best practices and accreditation programs, utilize The Open Group’s broad reach to build global recognition for them, and network with a world-class community of experts and peers to grow professionally. We welcome the participation of all who want to influence the direction of the OTTF.
About The Open Group
The Open Group is an international vendor- and technology-neutral consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices. The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality. Further information on The Open Group can be found at http://opengroup.org .
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