Steve Lipner here. Next Tuesday evening (July 27), SAFECode will be sponsoring a brainstorming panel at Black Hat that’s aimed at gathering security community input on vision and approaches for improving software assurance over the next 10 years.  SAFECode members all have established software assurance programs, but we all believe it’s important to seek new ideas and approaches and then follow up on them.  Since Black Hat is one of the largest gatherings of security experts, we’re taking advantage of the opportunity to meet with the community and listen to their thoughts.  There will be several of us from SAFECode in attendance, but we hope that most of the “air time” will be taken up by community input. We look forward to a robust discussion


If you’re coming to Black Hat, please join us from 5 to 6:30pm on Tuesday at Caesar’s Palace in Room Neopolitan 4.  We’re asking attendees to register in advance at so we can get a count of attendees and be sure we won’t overflow the space allocated.  If you’re not coming to Black Hat, you can also submit your idea on the web at the link above.

I’m looking forward to seeing some of you next Tuesday in Las Vegas!