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Medical Device Security: A New Look at Open Source Software

We all do it. When we sense something wrong with our health, we often go to the internet, plug in our symptoms and try to diagnose the issue.  

In our ever-connected world, we are not the only ones using the internet.  In order to improve the effectiveness and safety of our healthcare system, hospital infrastructure, medical devices, and doctors are also connected to the internet.  The smarter our healthcare systems are, the better quality of care we’ll receive.  

The Trump White House Takes Aim at Cybersecurity

“The executive branch has for too long accepted antiquated and difficult–to-defend IT”, declared President Donald Trump in a new Executive Order released on Thursday, May 11th, 2017.

The Magnitude of Risk and Importance of a Plan

Over the past few years, we have witnessed mega-breaches that have impacted IT systems across our financial services industry, healthcare sector, and government.  The vast majority of these breaches take advantage of weaknesses in software applications, according to the current and recent years of the Verizon Data Breach and Investigations report.  The White House believes it is imperative that the United States modernize its IT infrastructure in order to better defend it.  

Nexus Repository Rising: Say Hello to the New Pro

Free Birds, Free Coffee, and Free Willy.  Software development  is hard enough, so we’re making it easier.  You see, a few years ago Sonatype made a promise that Nexus Repository should provide universal component support for free.  This month, we are continuing to live up to that promise by expanding component support in Nexus Repository OSS to include PyPI and RubyGems packages. Nexus Repository now offers free support for seven components types.  For those who thought we only supported Java components, you must be thinking of the other guys.  

Government Asks: What’s in Your Software?

U.S. Government pays closer attention to software components

Multiple agencies across the U.S. government are paying closer attention to the software they are buying.  More specifically, they want to know what open source and third party components were used to build the software applications.  The report notes:

42,000 Nexus Repository Managers, and Growing!

[Editor's Note: An update to this article is now available. As of February 2015, active Nexus instances have reached 50,000. For more information, please see the new blog post at: http://blog.sonatype.com/2015/02/nexus-reaches-50000/#.VPTXZEuf96k]

Who is Nigel Simpson? (Lessons of Open Source Governance)

If you are in the midst of creating (or even planning to implement) an Open Source Governance Policy for your organization, then you’ll want to get to know Nigel Simpson.