Open-source vulnerabilities plague enterprise codebase systems

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 […]

7 open source security predictions for 2017

Everyone uses open source. It’s found in around 95 per cent of applications and it’s easy to understand why. Open source’s value in reducing development costs, in freeing internal developers to work on higher-order tasks, and in accelerating time to market is undeniable. Read  Mike Pittenger give seven open source cyber security predictions for 2017 […]

Dangerous open-source bugs lurk inside most commercial apps

Watch out for vulnerable open-source components hidden in commercial applications, a security firm warns. The security of open-source components is a blind spot that’s leaving businesses exposed to dozens of very old bugs, security firm Black Duck Software contends in a new report, based on open-source security work it’s conducted. Read more about the new […]

Attackers Increasingly Abuse Open Source Security Tools

Instead of developing their own hacking tools or buying them from third parties, threat groups have increasingly turned their attention to open source security tools, Kaspersky Lab reported on Wednesday. Read about the new report by Kaspersky Lab which reveals that cyber criminals are abusing open source security tools on Security Week.

Growing Open Source Use Heightens Enterprise Security Risks

Companies often have little clue about the extent of third-party code in the enterprise or the risks it poses, security experts say. The data breaches disclosed earlier this month at Park ‘N Fly and, two major airport parking services, highlight the continuing risk that enterprises face from using open-source software in their environments without a […]

Most IT pros prefer open source to proprietary software – Study

Business continuity and control eclipse cost savings are the top reasons why U.S. IT professionals prefer open source to proprietary software. According to a Ponemon Institute study, more than 70 percent of IT professionals in the U.S agree that commercial open source software provides more control and ensures better business continuity than proprietary software. This […]

Microsoft open sources .NET server stack

Microsoft open sourced the full server-side .NET stack and expanded .NET to run on the Linux and Mac OS platforms. The company also released Visual Studio Community 2013, a new free edition of Visual Studio that provides easy access to the Visual Studio core toolset. Delivering on its promise to support cross-platform development, Microsoft is […]