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Slim.AI Simplifies Software Supply Chain Security For Developers | Ayse Kaya

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At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, I sat down with Ayse Kaya, Senior Director of Strategic Insights & Analytics at Slim.AI, to talk about the three S’s of Software Supply Chain Security —  SBOMs (Software Bill of Materials), Signing, and Slimming.

Open source lies at the core of the company, and Kaya talks about one of their open source projects, DockerSlim, which provides a set of commands to simplify and optimize your developer experience with containers.

She goes into detail about Slim.AI’s key missions: to help developers build secure containers faster and to help organizations secure their software supply chain automatically.

We then talked about one of the hottest topics at KubeCon EU this year — Security, especially Software Supply Chain Security. Kaya feels that there is increased awareness around the software supply chain.

Slim.AI recently released a Container report and Kaya shared some of the key findings of the report. “As a cybersecurity veteran, I was expecting to see 1-2% of vulnerabilities in the high-end critical category, but there were around 20% of vulnerabilities on average. It’s an enormous attack surface, especially in production,” she said.

Key highlights from this video interview are:

  • Kaya says that the company’s core missions are helping developers build secure containers faster, and enabling organizations to secure their software supply chain automatically.
  • Role of open source at the company.
  • We discussed how much awareness is there now around the software supply chain security.
  • Security in the cloud-native world continues to be a challenge for both people and machines.
  • Kaya goes into the concept of the three S’s of security: SBOMs, signing, and slimming, and how they can help with securing containers.
  • Key findings from the Slim.AI Container report.

Connect with Ayse Kaya (LinkedIn, Twitter)

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The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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