Open Source Security – Manage The Risks

Much like propriety software, open source has plenty of positives and negatives. When making a decision between one or the other, it’s essential that business owners and IT professionals separate the myth from the truth.
According to ZDNet, some of the open source security risk myths include the belief that open source is less secure than proprietary, that the source code can be changed by sinister characters making it less secure or that open source vulnerabilities exist because there is no development standard. A 2015 open source survey found that about 78% of businesses use open-source software, but few have formal processes in place to track the code and remedy known vulnerabilities.

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