Open source software security challenges persist, but the risk can be managed

This year’s Equifax breach was a reminder that open source software and components pose a giant risk to enterprise security despite their many benefits, especially when not properly maintained.

Open source code is now in widespread use by companies of all sizes, in all industry verticals. There are open source operating systems, productivity software, tools for administrators and developers, and code libraries that companies use to build their own software. Even commercial software is typically built on a foundation of open source code.

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