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Black Duck Forms Security Advisory Board, Adds Research and Data-Mining Group

Press Release | Black Duck | May 5, 2016

Black Duck...today announced strategic initiatives to add security expertise and strengthen its research and innovation capabilities. The company has created a five-member Security Advisory Board comprising experienced security executives, and has launched Black Duck Research, a Vancouver-based, applied-research group focused on data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, big data management and analytics, and software quality...

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Enterprise Adoption Of Open Source Is On The Rise

Alan Ho | ZDNet | November 18, 2014

Enterprises are moving into open source - and for good reason...Open source software, which uses an open development process, is proliferating across the globe given the advantages it offers over traditional forms of software. Open source solutions can be modified and adapted to fit the needs of various companies - something that's often not possible with proprietary software.

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How This Open Source Security Tool Halted Significant DDos Attacks

In 2020, our ways of living and working were turned completely upside down in a matter of days. As COVID-19 began to spread across the globe, we brought our companies home, and staying connected to our colleagues, friends, and family online became a critical necessity. This opened the door for hackers to cause disruption; for example, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks around the world were up 151% in the first half of the year, according to Neustar.

It's Time To Pay The Maintainers

Earlier this year, Tidelift conducted a survey of over 1,200 professional software developers and open source maintainers. We found that 83% of professional software development teams would be willing to pay for better maintenance, security, and licensing assurances around the open source projects they use. Meanwhile, the same survey found that the majority of open source maintainers receive no external funding for their work, and thus struggle to find the time to maintain their open source projects. So, to put what we learned succinctly...It's time to pay the maintainers. Not just because they deserve to be compensated for their amazing work creating the software infrastructure our society relies on (they do!). But also because there is a ready-made market of professional developers willing to pay for assurances they are in the best position to provide. Here's an idea for how to do it...

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Keeping Patient Data Safe with Open Source Tools

Healthcare is experiencing a revolution. In a tightly regulated and ancient industry, the use of free and open source software makes it uniquely positioned to see a great deal of progress. I work at a scrappy healthcare startup where cost savings are a top priority. Our primary challenge is how to safely and efficiently manage personally identifying information (PII), like names, addresses, insurance information, etc., and personal health information (PHI), like the reason for a recent clinical visit, under the regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, HIPAA, which became mandatory in the United States in 2003.

Open Source Security Myths Debunked

Nick Heath | ZD Net | April 23, 2013

Open source is no worse or better than proprietary software when it comes to security, according to Dr. Ian Levy, who busted myths about open source security — and detailed its genuine security challenges — at the Open Source, Open Standards conference in London last week. Read More »

Security's Future Belongs To Open Source

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | May 20, 2014

It's really not a debate question, it's just the way it is. The world runs on Linux and open-source software...

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