Date/Time: May 1, 10:30 am ET
Title: Securing Your Brand in the Age of Post-Modern Source Code Manufacture: Citizen Development and Tech Start-Ups as Two Innovative, but Unconventional, Software Origination Points
Hosted by: City of Toronto
Presenter: Murray Rosenthal, CISA, CRISC Senior Policy Analyst (Security) Risk Management, Cyber Security & Compliance Strategy & Program Management Information & Technology Division City of Toronto
Description: The matter of secure code manufacture in government is becoming increasingly complex, due to the use of, and reliance on, non-traditional sources to deliver digital functionality more rapidly and economically. These objectives, however, are undermined, and offset, by concerns about the extent to which reasonable assurance can be placed on the trustworthiness of underlying code bases developed in the environments. The webinar will look at citizen development, and tech start-ups, as two examples of unconventional sources of source code manufacture in use by public sector organizations to develop digital functionality. At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be able to (a) explain the term "post-modern" in the context of secure code origination, (b) define, and describe, the semantic models of both sources, (c) identify the high-level structure, components, and actors of both, (d) identify attendant security-related risks associated with both, and (e) develop approaches/strategies to address the risks identified in both.