Julie Peterson, Author at Security Boulevard
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Developer Security Champions Rule the DevSecOps Revolution

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DevSecOps has fundamentally changed the way in which organizations approach security in modern software development. The role of developer security champion was created to meet the need for security to be tightly integrated into DevOps and DevSecOps practices. Read on to learn more about what developer security champions are and ... Read More
How WhiteSource Uses WhiteSource Software

WhiteSource on WhiteSource

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We here at WhiteSource often get asked if we use our own software when we’re developing our product. It’s a fair question. Like most of our customers, we write a lot of code. A lot of code. And we want it to be secure. Really secure. So it should come ... Read More
he Internet of Things (IoT) and Application Security

The Internet of Things Is Everywhere. Are You Secure?

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From smart homes that enable you to control your thermostat from a distance to sensors on oil rigs that help predict maintenance to autonomous vehicles to GPS sensors implanted in the horns of endangered black rhinos, the internet of things is all around you. The internet of things (IoT) describes ... Read More
Alert Fatigue in Application Security

Hitting Snooze on Alert Fatigue in Application Security

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Medical devices, subway car doors, severe weather warnings, heavy machinery, car alarms, software security alerts. They all notify you to indicate that something is wrong so that you can take action to prevent harm. Hospital monitors can detect a wide range of issues, from an incorrect dose of medication to ... Read More
The Rise of Software Supply Chain Attacks

The Rise of Software Supply Chain Attacks

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Software supply chain attacks are back in the news. Last week, security researcher Alex Birsan executed a novel attack against Microsoft, Apple, PayPal, Shopify, Netflix, Tesla, Yelp, and Uber by leveraging a design flaw in automated build and installation tools. Along with the recent SolarWinds breach, this most recent attack ... Read More
API Security

API Security in a Digitally Transformed World

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One unexpected consequence of the global pandemic is the acceleration of digital transformation across organizations of all sizes. With so many employees working from home, organizations realized they needed to upgrade to a cloud infrastructure to support everyone working remotely. As applications moved from on-premises to the cloud to support ... Read More
Kubernetes Security Best Practices

Kubernetes Security Best Practices

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Table of Contents: What Is Kubernetes? Kubernetes Security and the Cloud Native Environment Kubernetes Security Issues and DevOps Kubernetes Security Best Practices   Kubernetes Security Context  Kubernetes Security Tools  Kubernetes Security Audit Reducing Kubernetes Attack Surfaces    What Is Kubernetes? Kubernetes is an open source orchestration platform for containerized workflows ... Read More
Software Composition Analysis Explained

Software Composition Analysis Explained

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Open source code is everywhere, and it needs to be managed to mitigate security risks.  Developers are tasked with creating engaging and reliable applications faster than ever. To achieve this, they rely heavily on open source code to quickly add functionality to their proprietary software. With open source code making ... Read More
Top Tips for Getting Started With a Software Composition Analysis Solution

Top Tips for Getting Started With a Software Composition Analysis Solution

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You’ve purchased a software composition analysis solution, and you’re excited to start scanning. Before you do, read our top tips for getting started with WhiteSource. Following some basic guidelines ensures your implementation gets off on the right foot. 1. Build a Team WhiteSource is an organizational initiative, not a one-person ... Read More
Why Manually Tracking Open Source Components Is Futile

Why Manually Tracking Open Source Components Is Futile

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Open source is everywhere. Everyone is using it. Open source code is found in almost every proprietary software offering on the market and is estimated to make up on average 60%-80% of all software codebases in 2020. Why the proliferation? Open source libraries help developers write code faster to meet ... Read More
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