Application Security , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Open Source Components: Managing the Risks

Maria Loughlin of Veracode on Mitigation Strategies
Maria Loughlin, vice president of engineering, Veracode

Open source components help developers build and deploy applications faster, but with increased speed comes greater risk. Maria Loughlin of Veracode describes how to reduce those risks through several steps, including component inventories and developer education.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Breach Prevention Summit in Washington, Loughlin discusses:

  • How open source and third party components are changing the threat landscape;
  • Strategies for mitigating open source component risk;
  • Getting developers to keep code libraries current.

Loughlin is vice president of engineering at Veracode, where she is leads development of the application security product suite. She has two decades of experience leading software teams.

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Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Former Director, Banking and Payments

Holland focused on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times.

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