Information Security Forum Explores Risks and Challenges of Open Source Software
By: Information Security Forum
In an effort to support global organizations, the ISF announces the release of Deploying Open Source Software: Challenges and Rewards, helping security professionals recognize the benefits and perceived challenges of using OSS and set up a program of protective measures to effectively manage OSS. OSS is often seen as being insecure and unsupported. As these negative connotations continue to taint its reputation, some organizations officially prohibit it, even though they may unknowingly be using OSS. Others enthusiastically adopt OSS, harnessing its advantages, such as aiding flexible and rapid development. The latest paper from the ISF demonstrates that OSS can be a positive influence on software development, if used and managed responsibly.
"Many organizations are adopting agile and DevOps methodologies, which is driving an increased uptake of OSS and, in turn, the creation of new mixed source applications,"
With OSS becoming commonplace within organizations, it brings a different set of risks and perceived challenges compared to closed source (proprietary)
Deploying Open Source Software: Challenges and Rewards is available now via the ISF website (http://www.securityforum.org/
Founded in 1989, the ISF is an independent, not-for-profit association of leading organizations from around the world. The ISF is dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in cyber, information security and risk management and developing best practice methodologies, processes and solutions that meet the business needs of its Members.