Securing Cyberspace with Open Source Software (2012)

    •   Deb Bryant
    • Presentation speakers
      • Deb Bryant, Principal, Deb Bryant & Associates
      • John M. Weathersby, Jr., Founder and Executive Director, Open Source Software Institute
      • Joshua Davis, Research Scientist & Associate Branch Head, Information Operations Branch, Georgia Tech Research Institute

    Cybersecurity is a big expensive problem and keeping pace with ever-increasing threats can seem impossible, if not unaffordable, for most organizations. Open source provides solutions to a range of threats, and the barrier to acquisition and deployment is low.   What OSS solutions are your organization using?  What works, what doesn’t?  And what OSS products are missing from the “Cyber Security Stack”? IT professionals, agency personnel, open source devs, policy and strategy folks interested in cyber security please join us. Bring your experience and advice, your questions and suggestions to this Birds of a Feather session hosted by the Department of Homeland Security Open Source Technology (HOST) program.

    Your session hosts from the HOST team include Joshua Davis, open source cybersecurity expert from Georgia Tech Research Institute; Deb Bryant, international government open source expert; John Weathersby, Open Source Software Institute executive director.

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  • Testimonials


    • Chris Wanstrath

      Chris WanstrathCo-Founder, GitHub

      The speaker lineup at POSSCON is world-class.

    • Matt Asay

      Matt AsaySVP, Business Development

      POSSCON turned out to be a great event. Big thanks to Jeffrey Hammond, Lee Congdon, Mark Anzani and Deb Bryant for a great AM of panel discussion

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      Deborah BryantOregon State University Open Source Lab

      Thanks to Matt Asay for moderating our panel at POSSCON. Well worth the trip to South Carolina. Great regional event.

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      Bryant PattenExecutive Direcor, National Center for Open Source and Education

      The synergy between developers, business people, and teachers makes POSSCON pretty unique, I haven't really seen this anywhere else.

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      Jon 'maddog' HallExecutive Director, Linux International

      It was very nicely run and I think you did a bang-up job. You should all be proud of what you did.

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      Matt HudsonArt Director, Palmetto Computer Labs

      This is like nothing you've ever seen before.  You can look at the pictures, you can watch the videos... but just like a concert, you have to be there.