Why you need to perform open source due diligence in an M&A transaction

Why you need to perform open source due diligence in an M&A transaction

Most companies involved with technology M&A understand the importance of open source risks in software. Today’s software contains significant amounts of open source, on average more than 50%, according to a 2018 Synopsys study. Consequently, it has become the norm for acquirers to raise open source questions as part of ... Read More
CVE-2018-11776 and why you need Black Duck Security Advisories

CVE-2018-11776 and why you need Black Duck Security Advisories

In August I wrote about a new Apache Struts vulnerability that affected Struts 2.3 and Struts 2.5. Apache Struts, an open source framework for developing web applications, is widely used by enterprises worldwide, including (at least at one point in time) the Equifax credit reporting agency. When Equifax did not ... Read More
Struts flaw, SAST, IAST, DAST & RASP primer, hacking planes, ATMs, and water heaters

Struts flaw, SAST, IAST, DAST & RASP primer, hacking planes, ATMs, and water heaters

We wind up the month of August with stories on the latest Apache Struts hack—bad news, if you remember Equifax—and what you need to do now to protect yourself. Plus news on plane, ATM, and even water heater hacks, and a primer on what to look for in SAST, DAST, ... Read More
CVE-2018-11776—The latest Apache Struts vulnerability

CVE-2018-11776—The latest Apache Struts vulnerability

About a week ago, a security researcher disclosed a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Apache Struts web application framework that could allow remote attackers to run malicious code on the affected servers. The vulnerability (CVE-2018-11776) affects all supported versions of Struts 2 and was patched by the Apache ... Read More
Wading through the alphabet soup of application security testing tools: A guide to SAST, IAST, DAST, and RASP

Wading through the alphabet soup of application security testing tools: A guide to SAST, IAST, DAST, and RASP

Every application security testing tool has advantages and disadvantages. No single solution can ensure you find and fix all vulnerabilities. But application security tools can complement one another and help you secure your applications in each stage of the software development life cycle (SDLC) and beyond. Here’s a quick overview ... Read More
Creating a secure SDLC, solving open source’s biggest problem, government unprepared for cyber attacks

Creating a secure SDLC, solving open source’s biggest problem, government unprepared for cyber attacks

The cyber security and open source security news that made headlines this week! Synopsys: Changing our culture to follow a secure software development life cycle Case Study: Like members of many other development teams, Synopsys’ own engineers initially resisted anything that might slow developer productivity. However, their reluctance to adopt ... Read More