Application Security , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Mitigating Open Source Security Vulnerabilities

CA Veracode's Chris Wysopal on Understanding and Mitigating Open Source Security Issues
Chris Wysopal, CTO, CA Veracode

Organizations are increasingly incorporating open source code elements into their development to accommodate agile development methodologies and swift go-to-market requirements, but not many are addressing the security concerns that follow this decision, says CA Veracode CTO Chris Wysopal.

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2018, Wysopal discusses :

  • The rising use of open source code in software development;
  • The lack of security ownership with open source modules and components;
  • The need for incentivizing developers to write secure code.

As CTO at CA Veracode, Wysopal oversees technology strategy and information security. Prior to co-founding Veracode in 2006, he was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @stake, which was acquired by Symantec.

About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.

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