Open Source Security: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Over the past few years, open source has grown in popularity, especially among developers using open source code in their application development efforts. Open source software offers incredible benefits to enterprises IT and development efforts. Free, available software libraries mean cost savings, easy customization, speed, agility and flexibility for development and IT teams. There are..
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Automating Open Source Security: A SANS Product Review of WhiteSource

Many sources indicate that 60–80 percent of code in applications today is based on open source components. This open source code often includes vulnerabilities that, if not managed properly, can expose organizations to potential breaches. This paper takes a close look at how WhiteSource can automate the process of open source component vulnerability detection, remediation,..
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451 Research: Securing Open Source

In this report, we look at how the boom in OSS adoption has also led to an increase in awareness of open source risks, from licensing issues to security – and the measures required to protect organizations against those risks. We examine two incidents in particular – the Heartbleed vulnerability and the 2017 Equifax data..
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