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Tuesday, June 30 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Open Source with a Security Mindset: Releasing with Protection - Brittany Erica Istenes & Michael Lacroce, Comcast

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At first glance, security teams and open source teams at companies seem to be at odds. Security is about locking down doors and securing infrastructure and open source makes apps more collaborative and transparent. So how can these two teams work better together?

This becomes important as companies scale their use and adoption of open source and contribute code back to upstream projects or release their new projects. Open Source Program Offices need to work more closely with their security teams to achieve both open and secure work. We will share some best practices we adopted at the Comcast Open Source Program Office and how we have learned to balance reducing friction to doing more open source with securing what we release. We want to ensure that we are contributing more secure open source and reducing risk to users and to contributors alike.


Brittany Erica Istenes

Program Manager, Comcast
Brittany started off her career as an elementary/special education school teacher in a lower income area of Philadelphia. Seeing the need for a stronger technology presence in education, she transitioned from the classroom for a company that specialized in getting students from lower... Read More →

Michael Lacroce

Security Vulnerability Automation Engineer, Comcast
Michael is a Security Vulnerability Automation Engineer for Comcast Corp. He has been at Comcast for four years and initially worked in a documentation and network engineering role before transitioning to Security.Michael began his career as a Voice over IP Engineer for a startup... Read More →

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