A new report into the state of enterprise security suggests that the majority of codebases in use contain known vulnerabilities due to the use of open-source components. Synopsys has released the Black Duck by Synopsys 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report, which found that open-source adoption is on the rise in the enterprise — but security controls have not necessarily matched the pace.
Open-source projects, software, and library adoption have become a common theme in the enterprise. Open-source systems can save a vast amount of time and money for developers and businesses alike. However, the nature of open-source projects means that as developers are giving away their time for free, sometimes, bugs may escape the net and cause chaos further down the line unless users and staff are aware of its use and maintain regular security checks.
Read more about the findings of the new report by Synopsys on ZDNet.