Category Archives: AppSec Spotlight

Sonatype and Bamboo: Improving Your Builds


March 3, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
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Sonatype now provides native Atlassian Bamboo support to improve the quality of your build outputs. Sonatype provides instant analysis of open source components used in every Bamboo build and alerts development teams to any quality, license, or security issues identified. By catching the issues during CI builds, development teams can quickly address open source policy violations early and can avoid unplanned rework.

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Evaluating OSS logistics solutions? Consider these 9 tips.


February 24, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
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With well over 17 billion open source components downloaded from public repositories in 2014, it is clear that more software development organizations are assembling software from component building blocks. In fact, Gartner reports that by 2016 the vast majority of mainstream IT organizations will leverage open source software (OSS) components in mission-critical IT solutions. This massive reliance on open source components has created new challenges for managing the speed, cost, and risks of continuous delivery in today’s software development efforts.

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The Software Supply Chain Piques Interest


February 9, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
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As we looked back at what our readers found most intriguing in the past year, we found one central theme: managing their software supply chain. Our readers wanted to know in a continuous world, where speed and quality often compete how can they develop software faster while becoming more profitable ensuring quality and managing risk.

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Chevy and DevOps: What the Wi-Fi?


February 4, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
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I’m sure you saw it too. During the Super Bowl, Chevy Trucks announced that they were adding 4G LTE wi-fi. How cool. I want that (and so would my kids). I can only imagine the possibilities. But, this is not all about my needs. Chevy and every other vehicle maker wants this too. And not for the reasons that you might first consider. Quickly, let me introduce you to the recalls of today..

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[Part 3] Code, Cars, and Congress: A Time for Cyber Supply Chain Management


December 16, 2014 By
Wayne Jackson
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  On December 4th, 2014, U.S. Congressional Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced H.R. 5793, the “Cyber Supply Chain Management and Transparency Act of 2014.” The legislation will ensure all contractors of software, firmware or products to the federal government provide the procuring agency with a bill of materials of all third […]

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[Part 2] Code, Cars, and Congress: A Time for Cyber Supply Chain Management


December 8, 2014 By
Wayne Jackson
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On December 4th, 2014, U.S. Congressional Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced H.R. 5793, the “Cyber Supply Chain Management and Transparency Act of 2014.” The legislation will ensure all contractors of software, firmware or products to the federal government provide the procuring agency with a bill of materials of all third party and open source components […]

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Code, Cars, and Congress: A Time for Cyber Supply Chain Management


December 5, 2014 By
Wayne Jackson
Cyber Supply Chain Management and Transparency Act of 2014

On December 4th, 2014, U.S. Congressional Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced H.R. 5793, the “Cyber Supply Chain Management and Transparency Act of 2014.” The legislation will ensure all contractors of software, firmware or products to the federal government provide the procuring agency with a bill of materials of all third party […]

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Talking Turkey in Texas: Open Source Governance Lags


November 25, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
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Deep in the heart of Texas, I was leading a panel discussion at the Lone Star Application Security Conference (LASCON) a few weeks ago.  The panel was “talking turkey” the importance of application security and open source software development, when the conversation led to a discussion about software supply chains. One of the panelists remarked […]

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CIO.com: Helping Developers Reduce Open Source Risk


November 17, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
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Last week, CIO.com shared a story of an inflection point in application security.  Lucian Constantin discussed how there needs to be a shift from manual open source risk analysis to more automated approaches.  His article stated, “The notion of using manual audits, manual approvals and traditional governance to deal with that level of [open source […]

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Nigel’s Wake-up Call: Scaling Open Source Governance


November 3, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
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The Wake-up Call They had downloaded over 200,000 open source components in the past year.  And their open source policy…the one established to protect against license risks and security vulnerabilities?  It covered about 3% of them. This is how Nigel Simpson, Director of Architecture at a major media and entertainment company, described his organization’s “huge” […]

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