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

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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 […]

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Developers that Copy and Paste Code Put Companies at Risk for Lawsuits

Go to developer forums, Youtube channels and blog posts, and you’ll find endless conversations about copying and pasting code. The discussion revolves around whether this practice is a lazy form of code development or whether it will cause problems with achieving the desired outcome. They discuss if it will take longer to fix the bugs […]

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Developers Be Aware of Open Source Attacks

Open source is systematically being attacked on the infrastructure used to distribute code. In a few years, we’ve experienced attacks on pre-existing vulnerabilities occurring months after a disclosure down to a few days.   Attackers now directly hijack the publisher’s credentials and distribute malicious components.This worrisome trend requires enterprises to have in-depth knowledge of what open […]

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Happy Developers are Productive Developers

A Development Manager has many hats. Their responsibilities include overseeing the team’s development of systems, software, and deployments. They are in charge of training, hiring, budgets, and enforcing deadlines. Perhaps, their most important role is to improve their developer’s productivity. Developers are the foundation of a company’s software success. A happy developer will be more […]

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Open-Source Licenses Sparks Debate

The open-source community disagrees on how “free” open source licenses should be used. Open-source vendors are frustrated because some open source license terms are keeping them from profiting, while developers are frustrated because their software is being used by unethical people with dishonest intentions. Developers and vendors are now dealing with a host of new […]

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The Four Laws of Cybersecurity

(Image: Wk1003mike via Shutterstock) 4.57 Billion humans are on-line, communicating with each other and multiple institutions daily. This ties us together through a common language that we all share, which is networking protocols, which are rules for communication between network devices and how those devices can connect to each other.   Social Media platforms that tie […]

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Airline Supply-Chain Attacks on The Rise

SITA, a communications and IT vendor for 90% of the world’s airlines, has been breached. Passenger data stored on the company’s U.S. servers has been compromised.  Malaysia Airlines sent out an email to their frequent flyer members informing them that there’s “no evidence” their personal data has been misused but that is highly unlikely. It […]

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Supply chain attack targets internal apps at tech giants

Alex Birsan, an ethical hacker discovered a security vulnerability belonging to several companies, including Tesla, Apple, Netflix, and Microsoft by exploiting open-source repositories that allowed him to run code on their internal systems. The supply chain attack involved uploading malware to open-source repositories including npm, PyPI, and RubyGems that got distributed downstream. The supply chain […]