Open source supply chain security has always been an issue, but it’s recently gained a great deal of notoriety due to a number of recent cyberattacks, as well as President Biden’s Executive Order.

The common denominator in each case is the fragility of the open source supply chain. Specifically, in the case of the cyberattacks, bad actors compromising the upstream development environment of software vendors, who then propagate compromised software downstream to their tens of thousands of customers: local attacks with global impacts.

The ActiveState Platform is an open source supply chain integrity solution for Python, Perl and Tcl that…

Dana Crane

With 25+ years in software, I’ve had my share of both crossing and falling into the chasm. I’m currently the Product marketing Mgr at ActiveState Software.

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