Category Archives: AppSec Spotlight

The Tipping Point: Human Speed vs. Machine Speed


March 5, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
Component Downloads

What can the financial services industry learn from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security? In this third segment of my blog series on open source component security as it relates to the recently updated Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) guidelines, I explore the need for speed: humans vs. machines.

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Secure From the Start: Combining Open Source Policies, Practice & Tools


February 26, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
Securing from the Start

In short, open source security can’t be an after thought. Security isn’t only the responsibility of ‘security professionals’ but instead a shared responsibility for all parties involved in developing or managing an organization’s software supply chain. Better put in the FS-ISAC guidelines…

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Financial Services Organizations have Open Eyes on Open Source


February 20, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
Open Eyes on Open Source

Let me open your eyes to a tidal wave of change that has already flooded the development organizations across Financial Services and other industries: “Software applications are no longer coded from scratch. They are assembled from building blocks — commonly known as open source components.” This is not a prediction about a tidal wave to […]

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AppSec / DevOps Survey: 63% Concerned with Open Source


February 5, 2014 By
Derek Weeks
Devops Appsec

A sneak peek at interim results from the “Developers and Application Security: Who is Responsible?” 2014 survey are in, and there’s still time for you to participate. Here’s a little something for you to think about. Once upon a time, we used to develop our own software. But these days, we are developing 90% of […]

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Sonatype Nexus Security Advisory


January 16, 2014 By
Brian Fox
Security Advisory

Sonatype Nexus Security Advisory Date: January 14, 2014 Affected Versions: Nexus OSS/Pro versions prior to and including 2.7.0-06 Summary: A critical security vulnerability has been discovered by Sonatype in Nexus requiring immediate action. The vulnerability makes use of an execution path in an open source library that we have now (with the available patch) added […]

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Should DevOps Account for Continuous Trust of Production Applications?


January 9, 2014 By
Jessica Dodson
devops

To find previous blogs in this DevOps series, read: Part 1 – Agile, Component Development & DevOps – A Natural Match Part 2 – DevOps Success is Contingent on Shifting Left  Part 3 – DevOps Requires an Optimized Application Development Tool Chain Part 4 – Component Capable Release Management is Key to DevOps Part 5 […]

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Another Security Breach … Just in time for the holidays.


December 23, 2013 By
Ryan Berg
Holiday Breach

It just wouldn’t be the holiday season without a report of another major security breach. This time Target is the victim and, true to form, the shame and blame game follows. At this point it shouldn’t come to anybody’s suprise that compliance doesn’t equal secure. Even though the full details of the attack are unknown, you […]

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Who Really Wrote Healthcare.gov?


By
Wayne Jackson
Healthcare.gov

Opening a Dialogue About Supply Chain Risk Management in a World Powered by Open Source Software. As Marc Andreessen famously observed, “software is eating the world”. The proliferation of software is, indeed, transformational – it is everywhere, in laptops, of course, but also in cars, planes, phones, pacemakers, insulin pumps, refrigerators, thermostats, you name it. […]

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FinSvcs Working Group (FS-ISAC) Takes on Open Source Components


December 2, 2013 By
Derek Weeks
fs-isac thumbnail

Applications are becoming the primary security threat vector. Since applications are constructed from 3rd party components, there continues to be a tremendous amount of industry effort and impetus behind managing open source components effectively. And now we can add the Financial Services / Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) to the list.

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