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Open Source and Security Risks

January 20, 2016 • Webinar

Starts: 11:00 AM (Eastern)
Ends: 12:00 PM (Eastern)

Growth in the use of open source software is exploding – Gartner reports that 95% of the global 2000 will rely on it in 2016.  Although organizations recognize the economic and time-to-market value open source delivers, they lack awareness of the security and management risks open source use presents.

In fact, most organizations lack visibility into the open source they are using. In 99% of code audits Black Duck conducts, it finds open source is use that the organizations were not aware of.

Not having solid open source use policies and procedures in place can be costly. For example, the FTC handed down its largest fine ($100M) for false representation of security data, 

This webinar will outline why it's critical for general counsels to understand evolving security threats. It will cover:

  • The current state of affairs of open source and the security challenges it presents.
  • Recent open source breaches such as Heartbleed and Shellshock and the economic and information losses associated with them
  • Steps general counsels can take to protect their organization from open source security risk.
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