Core Infrastructure Initiative.
Fortifying our future.

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Millions of Dollars of Shared Vigilance

The stakes have never been higher for open-source software security. With millions of people around the world relying on open source software — and vulnerabilities like Heartbleed putting everyone at risk — it’s time to change the way we support, protect, and fortify open software. With our Core Infrastructure Initiative, we’re taking a collaborative, pre-emptive approach for strengthening cyber security. Many industry giants signed on to harden the security of key open source projects.

What Type of Help Does the Core Infrastructure Initiative Provide

Fellowing Funding

Security Audits

Computing & Test Infrastructure


Face-To-Face Meetings

Additional Security Support

Meet Our Security Experts

Today, a world-class team of security experts helps the Core Infrastructure Initiative identify and fund open source projects that we all rely upon, whether it’s conducting an audit to pinpoint potential weaknesses or collaborating on code to harden security practices.

The Core Infrastructure Initiative Steering Committee consists of one representative from each of the member companies who support CII. These members work closely with the Advisory Board to help identify projects and developers in need of support; approve specific funding commitments; oversee project roadmaps and select new members for the Advisory Board.

Join The Core Infrastructure Initiative

With your help, we can speed the pace of open-source innovation while dramatically reducing global threats to online security. In just one year, we’ve already seen a decrease in the number of bugs in funded projects and built a coalition of committed industry partners. Join us today, and protect the future of computing for generations to come.
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