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.
The Cybersecurity Automation Mashup was a virtual OpenC2 SBOM PoC/Plugfest/Hackathon. The event combined a plugfest with a hackathon with a proof-of-concept. It was also a mashup of the efforts from OpenC2, SBOM, IACD, SCAPv2, OCA, CACAO, … combining all these concepts to demonstrate use cases showing the value of automated defense.
More information on the Cybersecurity Automation Mashup event may be found online.
Due to continuing COVID-19 safety concerns, the Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2020 event transitioned to a virtual experience. The event took thoughtful actions to create an immersive digital experience that provides attendees with interactive content and collaboration experiences. Attendees had the ability to network with each other, attend presentations with live Q&A, interact with sponsors real-time, and much more.
All Things Open event format changed this year. Along with the decision to transition to virtual comes a resulting change in format. Consuming content in front of a screen is different than walking around / in-person consumption, so the organizers felt it was vital to change the way in which content was to be delivered.
Zack Schmidt, CEO, SureClinical was joined by Chet Ensign, OASIS Chief Technical Community Steward in a live webinar on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.
Digital transformation is well underway in clinical trial management as most Sponsors and CROs are moving towards electronic Trial Master Files (eTMF) and other digital solutions to manage their trials. But, there is a learning curve to understand and ensure interoperability, eTMF data sharing and standards. This webinar explored flexible standards-based approaches to consistently and seamlessly share your eTMF data with partners, vendors, Sponsors and CRO’s.
What you will learn
Why standards are important to enable eTMF interoperability
How standards makes it possible to consistently and seamlessly share your data with partners, vendors, Sponsors and CRO’s
Difference between standards and models
TMF structures and agency requirements
How an electronic filing structure differs from a paper filing plan
Introduction to eTMF content tagging using standards-based terms based on standards body definitions by NCI, FDA, HL7 and CDISC and others.
Co-Founder of the Baseline Protocol and seasoned enterprise executive, John Wolpert, joined Guy Martin for this next Open Matters discussion. Launched in March of this year, the Baseline Protocol uses advances in peer-to-peer messaging, zero-knowledge cryptography and blockchain technology to coordinate complex, confidential workflows between enterprises without moving company data out of traditional systems of record. Today, over 600 companies and individuals are actively participating in this initiative.