It is often said that open source software is like a recipe. In this context, let’s discuss your grandmother’s favorite cookies. It’s quite possible your grandmother is known throughout the family as having the most famous chocolate chip cookies. Maybe she’s better known for her Pecan Sandies, or her Rich Tea Biscuits. Whichever is her
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We just passed the one-year anniversary of Equifax’s announcement of their massive data breach due to an exploit of an Apache Struts vulnerability (CVE-2017-5638) – and incidentally, at nearly the same time that Apache announced another critical Apache Struts security flaw (). The latest Apache Struts vulnerability, CVE-2018-11776, was published in NVD on August 22,
The second in our series of our 2016 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) interviews is with Rami Sass, co-founder and CEO at WhiteSource, the solution that helps engineering executives all over the world to effortlessly manage the use of open source components in their software.
The OpenSSL project this week released a series of patches to combat six vulnerabilities that have been discovered as of late, including two high-severity flaws that would give attackers the ability to decrypt HTTPS traffic, execute malicious code on vulnerable servers, and possibly even cause servers to crash. Ironically, one of the flaws was actually
In an ongoing effort to share their knowledge and expertise, Google recently announced on its security blog that they have released to open source their Vendor Security Assessment Questionnaire (VSAQ) on GitHub under the Apache License Version 2. The Google Vendor Security Review Tool questionnaire is used by Google to evaluate the quality of security
Application security is finally beginning to take wind. After years of being pushed to the background in favor of other areas of IT security, recently we’ve seen a major shift in the security landscape where application security is finally getting attention.With 84% of attacks aimed at the application layer – it’s about time, too.
Manage your software where it’s created. It is in your continuous integration environment where the various pieces of code become software. While some of the software is proprietary, much of it (probably over 50%) is open source components, as your development teams use open source components to boost their productivity and make better products. You most
With the beginning of the New Year comes lots of reflection for the past 365 days. Here at Checkmarx, we had a fantastic and busy year – and it definitely shows on the blog. If you’re looking for some good security info to sink in to or want to catch up on the stories you
Doing security the right way demands an army – of developers, security teams, and the tools that each uses to help create and maintain secure code. With the increasingly important mindset of creating quality, secure code from the start, we’ve seen a greater shift towards the adoption of tools designed to detect flaws as
Risks and Rewards in Security: An Interview with Josh Sokol, InfoSec Program Owner and Creator of SimpleRisk
When you’re in the midst of a security issue, getting to the point of feeling on top of security again can seem a million miles away. Because in the end, security is about being aware of what’s going on in your environment and having a proactive approach to dealing with the threats. Being able to