Tim Sammut

Tim Sammut
Security Engineer, Cisco Security Research and Operations

Tim Sammut is an engineer in the Security Research and Operations organization at Cisco where he leads company-wide initiatives around the product security impact of bundled third-party software. This area of work extends beyond Cisco where he chairs the Third-Party Software Security working group within ICASI—the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet—and volunteers on the Gentoo Linux Security Team.

Not always focused, Tim generally enjoys marrying creativity and technology to tackle difficult problems. He is a published author with more than 15 years of experience in some of the largest and most complex internetworks.

Tim lives in northern California with his wife, daughters, dog and fish.


Location: E145 Level: Intermediate
Tim Sammut (Cisco Security Research and Operations)
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The use of Open Source Software in products or services can create numerous benefits; however, it simultaneously presents security challenges that are often overlooked. How do you learn of new vulnerabilities in OSS that you use? How do you effectively manage and track those issues? How do you disclose issues to your customers? This session will address these questions and many more. Read more.


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