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Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) — Von Welch (Circle City Con 2014 Videos) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) — Von Welch
Circle City Con 2014

Abstract:The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) http://continuousassurance.org/ is a evolving state-of-the-art facility that serves as an open resource for software developers, software users, software assurance tool developers and researchers who wish to perform continuous software assurance (CSwA) testing in a safe, secure environment. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security, and directed by academic experts high throughput computing, the SWAMP’s mission is to improve the safety and quality of our software ecosystem by creating access to assurance tools and testing, and reporting. This talk with give an overview of the SWAMP, its capabilities and future plans with the goal of soliciting input in how the SWAMP can make itself most valuable to the open source software and software tools community.

Author Bios: Von Welch is the deputy director of Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR). He specializes in cybersecurity for distributed systems, particularly scientific collaborations and federated identity. Current roles include PI and director for the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure, a project dedicated to helping NSF science projects with their cybersecurity needs, and CSO of the Software Assurance Market Place, a DHS-funded facility to foster software assurance and software assurance research. Previously he has worked with a range of high-visibility projects to provide cybersecurity to the broader scientific and engineering community, including TeraGrid, Open Science Grid, Ocean Observatory Infrastructure, and GENI. His work in software and standards includes authoring two IETF RFCS and the development of several security systems for distributed computing including CILogon and MyProxy.

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