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Join this podcast discussion in conjunction with the latest Open Group Conference in Austin, Texas, to examine The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum, also known as the OTTF, designed to help technology acquirers and buyers safely conduct global procurement and supply chain commerce.

We'll examine how the security risk for many companies and organizations has only grown, even as these companies form essential partnerships and integral supplier relationships. So how can all the players in a technology ecosystem gain assurances that the other participants are adhering to best practices and taking the proper precautions?

Here to help us better understand how established standard best practices and an associated accreditation approach can help make supply chains stronger and safer is Dave Lounsbury, the Chief Technical Officer at The Open Group; Steve Lipner, Senior Director of Security Engineering Strategy in the Trustworthy Computing Security at Microsoft; Joshua Brickman, Director of the Federal Certification Program Office at CA Technologies, and Andras Szakal, Vice President and CTO of IBM’s Federal Software Group. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, and you're listening to BriefingsDirect. [Disclosure: The Open Group is a Sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.]

Find the podcast on iTunes/iPod and Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: The Open Group.