See the Great Battle of Security and Speed at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit


June 6, 2013 By Emily Blades

Once upon a time…there was a great battle between Speed and Security. Development wanted to go fast, but security wanted to slow down and be safe. Sound familiar?

Modern applications are no longer written entirely from scratch using custom code, they are assembled from open source components using a relatively small amount of custom code to tie it all together. This has accelerated agile development practices and helped to greatly reduce delivery cycles. This development approach has caught on over recent years where almost all applications use open source components, which can make up to 80% of the application. Unfortunately, 71% of all open source components used in applications have a vulnerability.

By partnering with application developers, security professionals and the open source community, we have introduced a new way to keep pace with modern software development without sacrificing security. We call this Component Lifecycle Management (CLM), the new platform for securing the modern software supply chain.

Join us at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, MD next week from Monday, June 10 through Thursday, June 13.  This concept will be explained by our CEO, Wayne Jackson and Curtis Yanko, Architecture Manager at our Solution Provider Session on Tuesday, June 11 at 3:00PM. They will demonstrate how security and speed can be brought together by building component intelligence and governance in from the start and will explore this new threat vector and share new approaches for securing the software supply chain while also improving developer productivity.

We hope to see you there!