OTTF – Providing a Level of “Surety”

Joshua Brickman from CA Technologies gives context to a recent testimony by The Open Group’s Dave Lounsbury in front of the House of Representatives Sub-Committee on Energy and Commerce. With security concerns around the global supply chain on the rise, Brickman details the Open Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF) with respect to building a conformance criteria to give a level of “surety.” He also highlights the sessions to follow at the upcoming Open Group Cannes Conference.

Government Outreach for Global Supply Chain Integrity (OTTF)

The beauty of the O-TTPF, a set of best practices for engineering and secure development methods and supply chain integrity, is that the Framework and guidelines are being developed by industry — architects, developers, manufacturers and supply chain experts, with input from government(s) — for industry. The fact that these best practices will be open, international, publically available and translated where appropriate, will allow all providers to understand what they need to do to “Build with Integrity” – so that customers can “Buy with Confidence”.

A First Step in Securing the Global Technology Supply Chain: Introducing The Open Group Trusted Technology Provider Framework Whitepaper

The OTTF’s purpose is to shape global procurement strategies and best practices to help reduce threats and vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. I’m proud to say that we have just completed our first deliverable towards achieving our goal: The Open Group Trusted Technology Framework (O-TTPF) whitepaper.

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