Tim Mackey

Head of Software Supply Chain Risk Strategy at Synopsys Inc
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Tim Mackey is the Head of Software Supply Chain Risk Strategy within the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. He joined Synopsys as part of the Black Duck Software acquisition where he worked to bring integrated security scanning technology to Red Hat OpenShift and the Kubernetes container orchestration platforms. In this role, Tim applies his skills in distributed systems engineering, mission critical engineering, performance monitoring, large-scale data center operations, and global data privacy regulations to customer problems. He takes the lessons learned from those activities and delivers talks globally at well-known events such as RSA, Black Hat, Open Source Summit, KubeCon, OSCON, DevSecCon, DevOpsCon, Red Hat Summit, and Interop. Tim is also an O'Reilly Media published author and has been covered in publications around the globe including USA Today, Fortune, NBC News, CNN, Forbes, Dark Reading, TEISS, InfoSecurity Magazine, and The Straits Times

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  • Examples such as this show just how important it is for consumers to know precisely which companies are part of the software supply chain delivering any given service to them. That repeated contacts went unanswered is a clue that the company delivering this service likely is being operated using a high degree of automation and with a limited understanding of how valuable the data they interact with might be. Properly securing any data store is 101-level work, but we consistently see companies omitting this critical task from their ‘go-live’ checklist.

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