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Core Infrastructure Initiative

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) was an effort to improve the security of open-source software.

The CII has been replaced by the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF). Please go to the OpenSSF site for current activities in securing open source software. In particular, the CII Best Practices badge work continues as part of the OpenSSF Best Practices Working Group, while the CII research conducted on open source software security by Harvard continues as part of the OpenSSF Securing Critical Projects Working Group.

This CII website is being retained to preserve historical information and to help with transition to the OpenSSF.

Millions of dollars of shared vigilance.

The Core Infrastructure Initiative took a collaborative, pre-emptive approach for strengthening cyber security. Many industry giants signed on to harden the security of these key open source projects:

Here is the list of former Advisory Board members and Steering Committee Members.