OASIS Open Kicked-off 2021 with a New European Sovereign Affiliate Organization designed to advance open collaboration in Europe — OASIS Open Europe Foundation (OOEF). New OOEF Board Member, Laetitia Cailleteau (Managing Director and DATA&AI Lead for Europe at Accenture), joined Guy Martin and Carol Cosgrove-Sacks for the first 2021 Open Matters discussion. Laetitia teams up with a remarkable range of talent from the tech and academic worlds across Europe, with strong experience in ICT standards and open source projects, to govern OOEF. OOEF is positioned to:
Streamline information on current free open standards and open source projects available for use today;
Support and collaborate on European Union and EU Member state projects;
Increase efforts to research and develop innovative open source and standards technologies (for data management, cybersecurity, AI, …).
The EU Open Source Policy Summit 2021 aims to build bridges and encourage exchanges between the vast Open Source community and European policymakers. At this virtual event, we will hear representatives from the many stakeholders working at the intersection of politics and technology. We look forward to convening this conversation at this critical juncture as discussions of Open Source move into a deeper understanding of the strategic role Open Source software and hardware will play in Europe’s digital future.
The TOSCA Technical Committee released the first in a series of webinars in January 2020. During this first webinar, you’ll hear from a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat as he shares an open-source orchestrator, Turandot. At its most basic level, Turandot functions as a replacement for Helm. Service designers can use the expressivity and strict validation of TOSCA to create deployments, pods, services, and even KubeVirt virtual machines, to package them as CSAR files and publish them directly to a live cluster. But TOSCA goes beyond Kubernetes manifests in that it allows designers to create their own node types that model higher-level architecture and other custom systems, and then to add the crucial topologies that relate resources to each other (e.g. a service mesh).
As our need for cryptographic capabilities continue to increase, so does the number of solutions available to us to meet those needs. With increasing solution choice often comes increased integration burdens. As one of the most prevalent crypto API sets in the world, PKCS #11 is well supported in the industry and with a solid focus from the PKCS11 Technical Committee on ensuring its relevance and applicability, integrations should only get easier as this standard continues to develop. During this webinar, the PKCS11 Co-chairs covered the new content that has been worked into PKCS #11 v3.0 as well as a preview of what’s to come in v3.1 & v3.2, including the items that have been improved or revised based on feedback from the community.
The Baseline hackathon bounties, on Gitcoin, are deliverable from the recent Baseline Protocol Summit and other activities in the month of November 2020. These will include protocol level challenges ranging from general distributed systems issues like messaging, scaling and throughput issues, system integration issues, and project opportunities such as an identity service and “Layer 2” solutions. Over $10,000 in prizes were available to participants.
With our 2020 year ending with continued dashed hopes for members to gather in person, OASIS Open held a virtual Distinguished Contributors & Open Cup Awards and Year-End Update. Distinguished Contributors Award is awarded to a select group of OASIS members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of open standards and/or open source projects, similar to a “Lifetime Achievement Award” or “Hall of Fame.” Open Cup is in recognition of exceptional advancements within the OASIS technical community. Two groups were awarded the Cup this year, one for Outstanding Approved Standard and another for Outstanding New Initiative.
The Awards Ceremony concluded with a musical review of our year together. (There are things about 2020 that will make you smile.)
Black Hat Europe 2020 was held virtually this year on 7-10 December (Greenwich Mean Time). It provided attendees with the latest in research, development, and trends in Information Security. The brightest professionals and researchers in the industry came together for a total of four days—two or four days of deeply technical hands-on Trainings, followed by two days of the latest research and vulnerability disclosures in the Briefings.
With the impact of COVID-19, cybersecurity risks have been heightened in the sudden turn of unexpected events. This IoT Security conference will help you ensure your security is robust against disruption, measuring your IoT progress with the right security framework. It’s important now, more than ever, to ensure your organization can react effectively to security threats while adapting to the new normal.
The goal of the 2020 IAEM 68th Annual Conference & EMEX was to improve Emergency Management professional’s knowledge, competency level and collaborative skills. IAEM is able to accomplish this by attracting relevant high-profile speakers to address current topics and practical solutions. In addition to this annual event, EMEX, IAEM’s Emergency Management & Homeland Security Expo, drew a myriad of exhibitors who are the top suppliers to the fields of disaster preparedness and homeland security.
The annual FIRST conference attracts over 1,000 participants from more than 80 countries around the globe. The conference promotes worldwide coordination and cooperation among computer security and incident response teams (CSIRTs). The conference provides a forum for sharing goals, ideas, and information on how to improve computer security on a global scale. The online event included: Incident response, management, and technical tracks, featured invited guests and keynote presentations, and vendor exhibits.
Held over two-days, this multi-session technical working conference was developed to bring together the community in order to further the technical implementation of the Baseline Protocol, while providing those new to the community with an update on the latest developments. Sessions were identified and selected by the Baseline Technical Steering Committee with an eye toward tackling many of the most urgent technical challenges faced by the team. The Baseline Protocol is an Open Project at OASIS Open.
Guy Martin was joined by Richard Morrell, a BlackHat and Senior Security Analyst-Security Editor for this Open Matters discussion. Richard shared his views on the biggest challenges the open source community faces with cybersecurity standards. He highlighted which current open source projects are doing the best job with security, as well as provided his recommendations on what needs to happen within consortiums to move cybersecurity forward in an effective way.