Recap: Our Contributions to a More Secure Internet
June 8, 2022 by P.I.E. Staff
Since our company's inception in 2015, we've sought to make the Internet more secure for everyone.
Up front, this required doing a lot of the sort of work that benefits society but most companies wouldn't invest time or money in:
- Creating and maintaining open source libraries
- Updating tutorials, sample code, and other developer documentation to promote security best practices
- Designing new APIs and cryptographic protocols to replace error-prone standards
So why did we?
We reasoned that, in the long term, simply doing important work that benefits everyone is cheaper than airtime when it comes to advertising a security consulting company.
(And we were right! Our clients have been keeping us very busy. Hence, the drop in update frequency for our company blog for the past few years.)
However, we didn't get a lot of practice with marketing or advertising, which means some of the important work we've done over the years went unnoticed. For example: Sigstore does 2/3 of what Gossamer does, but the Sigstore team hadn't heard about it until a recent Hacker News thread.
To correct this oversight, we thought it would be helpful to provide a recap of some of the projects we've worked on since our inception that are still active today, and most importantly, why they matter for the security of the Internet.
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