I'm rather excited to announce an expansion of Red Hat's product security efforts. I've been tasked with creating a team inside Red Hat to formalize our product security work. There is already a lot of really good work happening inside Red Hat in the security space. Technologies such as SELinux, ExecShield, secure development principals, and hardening in the toolchain have come a long way. However as happens with all decent sized companies, the left hand doesn't always know what the right hand is doing. Rather than letting good work go unnoticed, we're going to start formalizing some of these efforts to leverage what's being done, expand existing efforts into other product areas, and develop new programs.
Some additional efforts I would like to further are areas such as secure design principals, developer security training initiatives, secure coding practices, and security testing.
If you're interested in being a part of this effort, I have a number of open positions scattered around the world, feel free to apply directly or contact me if you have any questions. I'm quite happy to discuss location, so don't let that scare you off.
Software Engineer - Security Best Practices Development
Software Engineer - Tool Development
Software Engineer - New Security Technologies Development
Software Engineer - Code Audit Development
I don't expect any of this to be easy, but nothing worth doing is ever easy. I expect many challenges and rewards to come from this. Red Hat is in a unique and great position to take on such a task. Stay tuned for more updates.