New report from the Information Security Forum (ISF) demonstrates that open source security continues to be a substantial risk even as organizations of all sizes are increasingly leaning on open source software for convenience and financial savings.
Open source software has worked its way into the vast majority of organizations around the world. That makes open source security a universal business issue, and a new report from security firm Veracode presents some very troubling findings.
While it might be tempting to view a major vulnerability as an indication of open source somehow being deficient, the reality is far from that. Open source software is not more or less secure than commercial software, and in reality, most commercial software either includes or runs on open source technologies.