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.
We continue to see exponential growth in requests from the Central Repository. In fact, there were 8 Billion requests in 2012 – and it is looking like this year will total up to 13 Billion requests.Given these trends, the time seemed right for a series of blog posts that address recent activity in the area of open source governance and security
Over the past week, there have been several articles, blog posts and security institutes about the latest release of the OWASP Top 10. Now is the right time to join the discussion. All this chatter doesn’t come as a surprise to me or others that have been long time participants in the application security space. [...]
It’s fair to say we were excited back in May when the OWASP community proposed A9 “ Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities” as a top 10 open source security risk – so now it’s official, component vulnerabilities are considered a critical web security flaw. But why has this addition warranted its own category, formerly classified [...]
The tide is turning. OWASP A9 is more recognition that modern applications are constructed primarily of components. In our recent survey of 3500 developers, managers and architects that use open source, 86% of participants noted applications built today are at least 80% open source. OWASP A9 highlights the potential problems associated with the widespread use [...]