Friday, September 4, 2020

Sandia National Laboratories holds virtual security tech talk this week

Join Sandia National Laboratories for a talk outlining one effort focused on adapting the significant advances in software understanding of the last few decades to third-party, national security-relevant software systems.
Learn about software's role in national security!

Join Sandia National Laboratories for a talk outlining one effort focused on adapting the significant advances in software understanding of the last few decades to third-party, national security-relevant software systems that we did not design or build ourselves.

Sandia National Laboratories Software Analysis for National Security Tech Talk
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020
5-7 p.m.
Register for the talk online or text ToddsTechTalk2020 to 505-605-6276

Software is unavoidable—in everyday life, in critical commercial infrastructure, and in high-consequence national security systems. As software developers, we don't understand the programs we write very well. As software consumers, we understand dramatically less. When we use software-intensive systems that we don't understand for things we care about, we implicitly accept unknown risks, which can lead to poor outcomes.

Over many centuries, civilization has slowly learned how some parts of the physical world work. Those efforts now allow us to predict the behavior of safety critical structures in a way that meets our risk tolerance requirements. Now that software plays such a large role in our economy, state, and personal lives, we must learn to approximately predict its behavior to a similar degree.

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