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Understanding the XZ Security Breach and Open Source Security

May 9, 2024 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Office 621, Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720

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A group of experts, each with a unique perspective, will gather to discuss the recent XZ security breach followed by a light reception. This open source security discussion is co-sponsored by the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) and the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public. We hope you will be able to join this important discussion either in person or virtually!


  • Panelist: K. Jarrod MillmanSenior Open Source Scientific Python DeveloperBerkeley Institute for Data Science
  • Panelist: Nick MerrillDirector, Daylight LabUC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity
  • Panelist: Juanita GomezComputer Science PhD student, Community leader for the Scientific Python projectUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
  • Moderator: Fernando PérezBIDS Faculty DirectorBerkeley Institute for Data Science
For in-person participation: Please register by Tuesday, May 7.
For Zoom participation: Registration not requiredPlease use this link to join.

Lilli Wessling Hart, lilli@berkeley.edu

Lilli Wessling Hart, lilli@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-6000

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