Open at Intel

Open at Intel

The Open at Intel podcast covers open source innovation as we build the future together. Join us for critical conversations about security, AI, cloud computing, Linux, and more, bringing together some of the best minds from Intel and the open source community. Hosted by Katherine Druckman.


May 31, 2023 33 mins

In this episode, we dive deep into the concept of attestation as it relates to building trust in our software and systems. 

Marcela Melara and Vinnie Scarlata take us on a technical tour of both software and remote attestation and how these relate to ideas we've covered previously with software supply chain security and confidential computing. We talk trust and integrity, standards and projects, and share some best practices.



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Evaluating security risk associated with open source software projects can be a complex or even daunting task, but an Open Source Security Foundation project called OpenSSF Scorecard helps put some order and automation into the process.

In this episode, we chat with one of OpenSSF Scorecard's contributors, Brian Russell of Google, and Ryan Ware, Director of Open Source Security at Intel, about the problems Scorecard addresses, and ...

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In this episode, we discuss best practices for evaluating and consuming open source software with Ryan Ware, director of open source security at Intel. Ryan will share his wisdom earned over decades working with open source software security.


Ryan Ware recently returned to Intel to focus on Open Source Software (OSS) security.  He is currently helping drive Intel’s efforts in the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF). ...

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This episode explores an open source software vulnerability scanner called CVE Binary Tool, which scans binaries and component lists in your project and reports back known vulnerabilities based on data from NIST’s National Vulnerability Database (NVD) list of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs).

My guest is Dr. Terry Oda, a security researcher at Intel and the lead maintainer of CVE Binary Tool, and co-host Chris Norman, In...

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April 5, 2023 32 mins

This episode continues our confidential computing conversation from our previous episode. Mona Vij, principal engineer at Intel Labs, leads Intel's efforts on the Gramine project, which is a library OS that allows for running unmodified applications and, among other things, solves the problem of running applications out-of-the-box on Intel SGX-enabled hardware. We'll dive into Gramine, a Confidential Computing Consortium Project an...

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March 22, 2023 51 mins

What is confidential computing? Learn about protecting data in use with confidential computing powered by open source software with two people working at the forefront of this technology through open collaboration within the Confidential Computing Consortium.

Dan Middleton, a principal engineer at Intel, and Dave Thaler, a software architect at Microsoft, share their work with Confidential Computing and their efforts to further thi...

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March 8, 2023 45 mins

Marcela Melara, a research scientist in the security and Privacy Research Group at Intel Labs, and Bruno Domingues, a chief technology officer in the financial services industry practice and a SLSA project contributor share their deep knowledge about software supply chain Security, a subject on everyone's minds today.


Dr. Marcela Melara is a research scientist in the Security and Privacy Group at Intel Labs. Her current w...

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March 1, 2023 25 mins

Intel Open Source Evangelist Chris Norman hosts this special bonus episode, a Q&A with Intel's Dan Williams.

A chance encounter with open source software during an high-school internship put Dan Williams on a path to become Principal Engineer on the team responsible for Intel’s persistent memory (PMEM) enabling in the Linux* kernel.

Here he talks abou...

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SBOM stands for Software Bill of Materials, and this humble but critically important document is getting a lot of airtime recently, especially after United States Executive Order 14028 issued strong guidance on requiring SBOMS for government software acquisitions.

Alexios Zavras of Intel's Open Ecosystem Group and Kate Stewart of the Linux Foundation are SBOM experts who are active contributors to the SPDX SBOM standard, one popula...

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Christopher Robinson, also known as “CRob,” is the Director of Security Communications at Intel. In this role, Robinson handles crisis communications, training and security and incident communications. Half of the team behind the engaging security video series Chips and Salsa, he is also heavily involved in open source security communities and acts a technical advisor for the Open Source Security Foundation* (OpenSSF).  

CRob share...

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February 8, 2023 40 mins

Intel Open Source Evangelist, Katherine Druckman, speaks with Intel open source security experts John Whiteman and John Andersen about threat modeling. Threat modeling should be step one in any security conversation, so please join us as we jump down the rabbit hole!



John Andersen lives life with curiosity. His current focus is around leveraging threat model and architecture information to facilitate automated context a...

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