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Measuring Up Software Composition Analysis Tools

The most critical challenge your organization faces when choosing a software composition analysis (SCA) vendor is understanding that some miss up to 60% of the open source, exposing your organization to security and licensing risks. We’re also seeing challenges surrounding the accuracy of the results. A vendor will find some open source but then mismatch […]

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Threatrix Apache Log4j Detection Demonstration

Keeping current with Log4j dependencies and new exploits is a complex and ongoing challenge. Organizations struggle to find the proverbial needle in hundreds of haystacks in a constantly changing environment. Then there is the issue of finding the right security tool to use across numerous applications and networks. Our Truematch technology gives us the unique […]

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Your Scanner Is Still Missing Log4j

As a result of Log4Shell’s popularity and easy exploitability, its potentially severe impact is tremendous. What has emerged is not just how mainstream it is, but how deeply woven it is into the software we use, and how difficult it is to detect. Log4Shell Detection Because it is common across open source and third-party applications, […]

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The FTC Will Pursue Companies Not Patching Log4j to Protect Customer Data

Log4Shell exploits are present in 17,000 unpatched Log4J packages in the Maven Central ecosystem, posing a significant supply-chain risk. Google security estimates that approximately 17,000 Java packages in the Maven Central repository are vulnerable to Log4j – and that it will take “years” for it to be fixed across the ecosystem.  The Log4j bug impacts […]

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What Are the Ingredients for an Accurate SBOM?

The Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) has made quite a stir lately. From President Biden’s executive order to further secure our infrastructure to the NHS in Britain, emulating the mandate to improve security and transparency for England’s healthcare system. Given the sudden popularity of the SBOM and the resulting demand to create one, we feel […]

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“Set and Forget” Approach to Open Source Software Creates Security and Compliance Risks

According to two recent security research reports* on open source software, internally developed software contains up to 75% of open-source software.  The report also concludes that open-source used within codebases contain on average 158 vulnerabilities and 60% of the codebases have ‘high risk’ open-source vulnerabilities that have been actively exploited. According to research, the three […]

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Why Software Supply Chain Security is so Important

How do you know what is really in your software? Open-source software is present in an overwhelming amount of proprietary codebases and public projects. For the global 2000, the question you should be asking is not “ if you are or aren’t using open source code.” The right question is, “what open-source code you’re using, […]

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Four New Licenses Approved by the Open Source Initiative

As the steward of the Open Source Definition, the Open Source Initiative has been designating licenses as “open source” for over 20 years. These licenses are the foundation of the open-source software ecosystem, ensuring that everyone can use, improve, and share software. When a license is approved, it is because the OSI believes that the […]

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Information Security Training Should Be Top Priority

The pressures of being a CISO are extensive and extend well past concerns of incident response time. There are pressures of maintaining budgets, reporting improved performance to stock-holders, and when the breadth and number of cyberattacks are increasing, the challenges to find qualified prospects to fill a considerable number of unfilled positions. Where does cybersecurity […]

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What Googles Supreme Court Win against Oracle means to the future of Open-Source Compliance

The Supreme Court has ruled in Google’s favor, stating that the use of 12,000 lines of code from Oracle’s Java SE program was permitted as “fair use.” In its ruling, the Supreme Court states Google’s copying “only those lines of code that were needed to allow programmers to put their accrued talents to work in […]