Software Assurance: Mitigating Exploitable Software Risk Throughout the Life CycleJoe JarzombekDirector of Software AssuranceNational Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security
About the Topic
In his presentation, Joe Jarzombek will speak to the relevance of software security assurance in reducing organizational risk exposure. With today's global IT software supply chain, project management and quality assurance processes must explicitly address security risks posed by exploitable software. Traditionally, these disciplines have not clearly and directly focused on software security risks that can be passed from projects to the organization. Software security assurance processes and practices span development and acquisition and can be used to enhance project management and quality assurance activities. Joe will explain the critical need for incorporating practices, processes, and principles used to build security into every phase of the software lifecycle. He will discuss free resources that are now available to assist project and quality assurance personnel in managing contracted, outsourcing, and development activities.
About the Speaker
Joe Jarzombek served in the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in program management. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked in the cyber security industry as vice president for product and process engineering. Joe also served in two software-related positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense prior to accepting his current DHS position. In his role as Director of Software Assurance, Joe addresses DHS Cyber Security initiatives focused on mitigating risks attributable to exploitable software and how public/private collaboration is necessary to improve cyber security. Joe speaks to the relevance of software security assurance in reducing organizational risk exposure.