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Secure software development insights from The Linux Foundation
Monday, February 5, 2024 by Richard Harris
The Linux Foundation published a new report, Maintainer Perspectives on Open Source Software Security, based on a survey of OSS maintainers and core contributors, to understand perspectives on OSS security and the uptake and adoption of security best practices by maintainers, core contributors, end users, and other members of the OSS ecosystem.
Improving security posture with static application security testing
Friday, February 12, 2021 by Tim Jarrett
Amid the worldwide pursuit of digital transformation, the software has seen a meteoric rise, and application security has become paramount. As more companies become software-centric, they publish more applications, increasing the risk vulnerable code will be released. To help reduce this risk, static application security testing (SAST) can help dev teams find and fix we...
What happens to security when your apps go to the cloud
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Richard Harris
When Marc Andreessen wrote, “software is eating the world,” he meant that every business is literally turning into software. The problem is that every line of code you write makes you easier to attack. Historically, we dealt with security by putting up walls and scanning. But the complexity of modern software environments has made these approaches ineffective ...
Study Shows 60 Percent of Security Vulnerabilities Are Not Fixed
Friday, June 26, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Waratek recently surveyed senior security professionals to ascertain the current climate of security and risk management for enterprises. According to the results, two-thirds of senior security professionals polled said they remediate 40 percent or less of the security vulnerabilities discovered by software application security testing (SAST) tools. Other findings ...