Yearly Archives: 2013

Sonatype Reduces Licensing Risks for .Net Developers with Integration to NuGet and Visual Studio


September 9, 2013 By
Karen Gardner

I continue to be in awe of this stat: the composition of today’s applications is often as high as 90% open source components and only 10% custom source code. A true testament to the value of open source in helping speed the delivery of custom built applications. (This amazing, but true, stat is based on […]

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NSA & Open Source: Another Controversy Brewing?


September 5, 2013 By
Derek Weeks

I attended the NSA Open Source Industry Day in Maryland and thought I’d summarize what did and didn’t surprise me. We’ll see if these observations prove controversial or helpful! More importantly we’ll see if organizations can effectively manage, govern, and secure their applications given the reality of open source, agile development practices and component-based development. […]

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Application Security: Focus on flaws, not on bugs


September 3, 2013 By
Derek Weeks

I recently listened to Gary McGraw’s interview on the Trusted Software Alliance Website. One thing he said (among many) that captured my attention was work that Cigital is doing on architecture risk analysis. Gary noted that security defects can be the result of bugs or flaws. “We pay more attention to (application) bugs and we need […]

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Important: Apache Struts Framework Security Alert


August 13, 2013 By
Derek Weeks

The popular Apache Struts Framework, a toolkit used to build many of today’s web applications, has a critical vulnerability that was recently announced by the Struts team at Apache. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has added the exposure to the National Vulnerability Database and assigned a critical score (9.3 out of 10). […]

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A Brief and Incomplete History of DevOps


July 29, 2013 By
Jessica Dodson

The use of DevOps methodology and a structured process for integrating security into the development process is becoming more prevalent as large enterprises are seeing the benefits of a strategic alliance between development teams and operations. Instead of throwing the pig over the fence and hoping it turns into bacon by the time it touches […]

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Nexus 2.6: Much more than a new layer of paint


July 27, 2013 By
Manfred Moser

Generally speaking, when you talk to developers about new software releases, it can be a love or hate it kind of conversation. A new version of software can take many forms. You can find a lot has changed on the surface with new features but quickly realize it’s just new shine on the same old […]

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Application security needs to be redefined to stay relevant


July 26, 2013 By
Derek Weeks

Ok, so maybe it’s not the definition that’s the problem. Maybe it’s the fact that most people think of DAST and SAST when it comes to application security.  And when most developers are faced with DAST and SAST, they run for cover. Or maybe it’s the fact that most security practices are primarily focused on […]

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Do you trust your software supplier? Questions to ask yourself – and them!


July 24, 2013 By
Jessica Dodson

Ever since I attended the recent Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about if “you can trust your software supplier”. My colleague wrote about this a bit in a Gartner recap blog and our CEO co-presented on this topic with Curtis Yanko as part of a solution provider session. […]

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