10 Reasons You Should Change Your Open Source SDLC Policies

Why open source software may be bad for you.

Time to harden the SDLC Open Source: Does It Still Make Sense?

White Paper

Time to harden the SDLC Open Source: Does It Still Make Sense?

19 Pages | Kevin Parker

To keep your company's competitive edge, you're using open source software. However, there is a cost to using OSS—it's more expensive than you might have imagined.

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  • 10 reasons why OSS can be bad for business
  • How you can secure the software development lifecycle
  • Ways to reduce costs around your open source software

Discover how you can use open source software more effectively at half the cost, all while keeping your SDLC secure.

Excerpt

There are thousands of OSS solutions available today and they have been worked on by tens of thousands of developers. How many of those developers have been through a background check? How many have been recruited by organized crime, hostile foreign governments, or terrorist organizations? It may seem alarmist to ask these questions but, as we see every day, hacking is a billion dollar problem, a risk to national security, and an attack on personal privacy.

Just how many "backdoors" are there hidden in the OSS code we use every day? Even if they are discovered it doesn't mean we'll know if someone with mischief in mind could exploit it to their own advantage? We hope that the "crowd" of open source developers will find and fix such vulnerabilities but, as we saw with the Heartbleed bug, these vulnerabilities can lay undiscovered (or perhaps unreported) for decades.