The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF) is a forum within The Open Group. It is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through IT standards. Its diverse membership spans all sectors of the IT community — customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators and consultants, as well as academics and researchers to:
- Capture, understand and address current and emerging requirements, and establish policies and share best practices
- Facilitate interoperability, develop consensus, and evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies
- Offer a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia
- Operate the industry's premier certification service.
Supply chain security Edit
In April 2013, the OTTF published a voluntary standard that is intended to enhance the security of global supply chains by mitigating the risks of tainted and counterfeit products. The OTTF intends to provide an accreditation program that will allow information and communication providers, equipment manufacturers, and those vendors that supply software or hardware components to the providers and manufacturers, to become accredited if they meet the standard's requirements and conformance criteria.
- ↑ The Open Group, Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS)™ Version 1.0, Mitigating Maliciously Tainted and Counterfeit Products (April 2013).
- "Supply chain security" section: Telecommunications Networks: Addressing Potential Security Risks of Foreign-Manufactured Equipment, at 23.