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The State of Open Source Security

Open Source software is the foundation for application development today and its use is growing rapidly worldwide because of the development cost reductions and innovation it enables. Black Duck discovers open source in every application it analyzes and finds finds that 35% of the average commercial software application is open source. Home-grown applications typically contain 50% or more open source.

The dramatic growth in open source use has been accompanied by an array of security and management challenges related to a lack of visibility into and control of the open source in use. Leading organizations are aggressively pursuing ways to continue to increase their use of open source and do so without compromising effective security or management.

This webinar will present findings from Black Duck's Center for Open Source Research examining open source use, risks, and benefits. Black Duck CMO Bob Canaway will discuss the latest open source threats, usage patterns, governance, and the changing security and management needs as open source expands across the cloud, the Internet of Things, and the digital landscape.
Recorded Nov 30 2016 56 mins
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Bob Canaway, CMO, Black Duck
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    Once again, our newest Hub release is packed with features requested by you – our customer! Lead Product Managers for Hub, Hal Hearst and Jeff Michael, will share all the new features. We will dive into:

    -Bulk snippet confirmation
    -BoM hierarchy tree display
    -BoM policy violation comments
    -Cross-project BoM difference comparison
    -Ability to map Hub projects to external application IDs
  • Do We Trust Software? Jun 20 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Chris Clark, Principal Security Engineer – Strategic Initiatives, Synopsys
    Trying to keep pace in a highly connected world and increasingly hostile environment is a challenge for any developer, let alone an entire industry. To protect the software they write, developers turn to technologies and processes such as audits, reverse engineering, application firewalls, sandboxing, and many others to provide a level of protection. But these technologies also have the potential to become entry points for vulnerabilities. So do we really trust software?

    See how Synopsys started the software security journey and is taking an active role in providing industry expertise to help organizations deliver robust software security solutions. We will focus on how the cyber supply chain can have a direct and meaningful impact on the overall design and deployment of software. See how known vulnerability management, mitigation, and training can affect the known risk profile of overall software design. Learn about what we are working on and how you can participate in improving standards and programs that reduce cyber risk.
  • Enforce Continuous Container Security with Black Duck by Synopsys and NeuVector Jun 19 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Glen Kosaka, VP Marketing & Product Management, Neuvector; Dave Meurer, Alliances Technical Mgr, Black Duck by Synopsys
    With the extensive use of open source software in containers, it’s critical to prevent vulnerable software from being deployed into production. But even with protections in place, unknown and new vulnerabilities can be exploited during runtime, compromising sensitive data, revealing secrets, and damaging infrastructure.
    In this webinar, Black Duck by Synopsys and NeuVector will explain:
    - How to protect containers starting from the build
    - How to develop container security policies and procedures around threats
    - Best practices for deploying secure container
  • 2018 Open Source Audit Findings: Assessing Open Source Risk in M&A Recorded: May 31 2018 59 mins
    Phil Odence, GM of Black Duck On-Demand; Evan Klein, Head of Product Marketing for Software Composition Analysis, Synopsys
    Open source components are the foundation of modern applications, but ineffective management of open source can lead to serious risks and unwanted media attention when security flaws lead to data breaches. The Black Duck by Synopsys 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) examines the previous year’s open source and security news and analyzes trends based on the audits of more than 1,100 codebases.
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  • 2018 Open Source Audit Findings: How Do You Stack Up? Recorded: May 24 2018 28 mins
    Evan Klein, Head of Product Marketing for Software Composition Analysis, Synopsys
    Open source components are the foundation of modern applications, but ineffective management around open source can lead to serious risks and unwanted media attention when security flaws lead to data breaches. The Black Duck by Synopsys 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) examines the previous year’s open source and security news and analyzes trends based on the audits of more than 1,100 codebases.
    Not surprisingly, 96% of the audited codebases contained open source components, and nearly 78% of the codebases contained at least one vulnerability. As the percentage of open source in codebases continues to grow, it’s clear that open source management practices need to improve.
    In this webinar, open source expert Evan Klein will walk through the report’s findings in depth and discuss strategies companies can use to minimize open source security risk while maximizing the benefits open source provides.
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    Patrick Carey, Director of Product Marketing, Synopsys
    Can one tool do it all?

    Applications are the #1 attack target of hackers, so application security should be an integral part of your software development tools and processes. At the same time, it's more difficult than ever before to pick an AppSec solution. It's easy to find yourself lost in sea of confusing 3 and four-letter acronyms. SAST, DAST, SCA, IAST, PEN, RASP - How do you know which one or ones to choose? In this webinar, we'll try to help simplify things to help you understand the strengths, weaknesses, and applicability of each of these approaches so you can build out your AppSec toolbox with confidence.
  • Digging into DevSecOps: Realities and Opportunities Recorded: May 15 2018 62 mins
    Jay Lyman, Principal Analyst, Cloud Management and Containers, 451 Research; Meera Rao, Senior Principal Consultant, Synopsys
    To learn more about the realities of DevSecOps today and the real degree to which security is or is not being included in enterprise continuous integration/continuous delivery workflows, we surveyed 350 decision-makers at large enterprises across a variety of industries.

    What we found is that only about half of enterprise CI/CD workflows include any security elements at all, highlighting ample room for improvement. Enterprises did seem to show an awareness of the importance of adding security elements into DevOps releases, but they are not necessarily injecting security early in the process -- ideally at code commit and in pre-implementation. This webinar will cover these and other results of our survey, and offer guidance on how enterprise organizations can effectively integrate security tools, thinking and people into their CI/CD workflows to reduce rework and risk without sacrificing velocity.
  • Introduction to Open Source Software and Licensing Recorded: May 9 2018 62 mins
    Mark Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper/Counsel OSI; Tony Decicco, Shareholder, GTC Law Group
    Open source software is an important part of mainstream software development organizations. Active open source use in development can drive down costs, speed time to market and increase software functionality, all without adding to the bottom line.

    And yet, even as it has become mainstream, open source is often misunderstood by legal professionals. With over two thousand different licenses in use today, it can be difficult to properly manage open source and ensure compliance.

    In this webinar, top open source legal experts Mark Radcliffe (Partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative) and Tony Decicco (Shareholder, GTC Law Group) will cover:

    - Brief history and definition of open source
    - The most popular open source licenses and their obligations
    - Permissive licenses vs. Restrictive licenses
  • Securing Your Applications Against Spectre Recorded: May 3 2018 31 mins
    James Croall, Director of SAST Product Management at Synopsys
    The recently discovered Spectre security vulnerability has taken the tech industry and security world by storm. By exploiting security vulnerabilities inherent in the design of many modern microprocessors, Spectre attacks can cause damaging leakage of personal information and data.

    There are several proposed workarounds to protect applications affected by Spectre. However, they can adversely affect performance and be time consuming for developers.

    A novel solution to mitigate Spectre is to use a static analysis tool that quickly identifies vulnerable code patterns that are likely to be exploited and reduces potential app performance degradation. In this webinar, James Croall, director of SAST product management at Synopsys, will detail how this works and cover the following:

    -What is Spectre and how is the attack carried out?
    -What are the various ways to mitigate the effects of this attack?
    -What can software development organizations do to help secure their apps against Spectre?
    -What are some best practices and examples of how to use Synopsys Static Analysis (Coverity) to better secure your apps against Spectre attacks?
  • Winning the Cage-Match: Successfully Navigate Open Source Software Issues in M&A Recorded: Apr 26 2018 62 mins
    Tony Decicco, Shareholder, GTC Law Group; Leon Schwartz, Associate, GTC Law Group
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    Bryan Cross, Sr. Solutions Engineer, GitHub; Dave Meurer, Alliances Technical Mgr, Black Duck by Synopsys
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    Whether you are an open source developer or enterprise software engineer, GitHub and Synopsys have solutions to help you put “Sec” into the center of DevOps without sacrificing speed and agility. In this live webinar, the experts from Synopsys and GitHub will demonstrate solutions for both open source and enterprise developers. Some highlights will include:

    - The real life of a vulnerability in 2017: Apache Struts
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    One of the biggest challenges companies face with third-party software is they often have no visibility into the open source libraries being used in the software they embed in their products. Over the last year, a continuous stream of news stories has attributed major security breaches to exploits of vulnerabilities in open source frameworks used by Fortune 100 companies in education, government, financial services, retail and media.

    These incidents shine a light on the need for organizations to carefully manage the open source used in the third-party libraries they consumer in order to protect themselves—and their customers—from the consequences of catastrophic security breaches.

    Our webinar will arm you with the information and statistics needed to:

    -Explain the importance of open source security to your organization
    -Understand the key differences between identifying open source in source code vs. binaries
    -Define a clear road map for unearthing, managing, and securing the open source hiding in your software supply chain
    -Take the steps to help your company avoid becoming the next security breach media story
  • Hub 4.5: Customer Driven Features around License and Compliance Recorded: Apr 5 2018 60 mins
    Jeff Michael, Senior Product Manager and Hal Hearst, Principle Product Manager for Black Duck by Synopsys
    The latest Hub release – Hub 4.5 – has some exciting new, customer-driven features. Join our senior product management team as they walk you through some of the latest features and answer your questions, including:
    -Snippets scanning: Customers with the Compliance module or Professional Edition now have the ability to find OSS code fragments in their proprietary code.
    -License compliance review and approval improvements: Customers with the Compliance Module or Professional Edition will be able to globally review and approve licenses and specify policy rules to manage their use.
    -Enterprise user roles: Enhanced and extended Hub user roles allow customers more control and flexibility in distributing access and privileges in the Hub.
    -Improvements to the performance of the scan client: Stability and scalability improvements to Hub scan services as well as the scan client allows customers to consistently scan larger code bases.
  • Securing the Modern Automobile from Software Security Threats Recorded: Mar 29 2018 43 mins
    Art Dahnert, Managing Consultant, Synopsys
    Today’s automobiles are advanced, complex machines relying on dozens of computers and millions of lines of software code. They are also increasingly targets for sophisticated hackers. In fact, the software running on your car could contain multiple flaws that allow an attacker to take over control of the vehicle – either in your driveway or on the freeway. What steps are manufacturers taking to secure all of that code?

    Register for our webinar to learn about these topics and more:
    - The kinds of security flaws that are possible and how were they're exploited
    - How vulnerabilities can be mitigated
    - Ways to build security in from the beginning of the software/system development process
    - Unique approaches manufacturers are taking to deal with some of these issues and what that means to you
  • DevOps Security in the Cloud with Black Duck by Synopsys and AWS Recorded: Mar 28 2018 59 mins
    Erin McGill, Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services; Dave Meurer, Alliances Technical Mgr, Black Duck by Synopsys
    Automation and containerization can help you build faster and deliver continuously, but can also make managing security challenging. By integrating Black Duck Hub with the development tools you use in AWS, you can scan images in your container registry, automate build scans in your CI pipeline, and stay notified on any security vulnerabilities or policy violations found in your open source code.

    Join experts from Black Duck by Synopsys and Amazon Web Services as we explore how to build applications and containers safely in the cloud without sacrificing agility, visibility, or control. In this hands-on webinar we’ll demonstrate how to:

    -Get started with Black Duck Hub and AWS
    -Build better solutions through Open Source Intelligence
    -Use open source management automation and integration with AWS

    Plus, we'll feature a real-world example using Apache Struts, as well as the resources you can put to use today to gain the security you need without sacrificing the agility you want.
  • Application Security: What to Know for 2018 Recorded: Mar 27 2018 55 mins
    Mike Pittenger, Security Strategist
    Application security is quickly becoming a "must have" for security teams. High profile breaches, including Equifax and a multitude of ransomware attacks, have the attention of senior management of company Boards. Knowing where to start can be difficult.

    Not every company has the same needs or organizational maturity to manage a full-blown application security program. This webinar will cover some of the tools and exercises deployed by application security teams to build security into their processes, including:

    - Tools and security tips for each phase of the development lifecycle
    - Which tools to use for different types of code
    - In-house and 3rd party options for starting an application security program
  • Open Source Projects That Break Boundaries Recorded: Mar 22 2018 60 mins
    Steven Zimmerman, Product Marketing Manager, Black Duck by Synopsys
    Over the last decade, Black Duck by Synopsys has recognized some of the most innovative and influential open source projects launched during the previous year, as recognition to the success and momentum of these projects, and affirmation of their prospects going forward.
    In this webinar, we'll explore the origins and evolution of this year's most outstanding Open Source Rookies, who are investing their efforts in everything from Autonomous Driving, through Scalable Blockchain, and VNF Orchestration, to Personal Security and Relationship Management.
  • Software Development with Open Source: Securing Applications and IP Recorded: Mar 21 2018 59 mins
    Tim Mackey, Sr. Technology Evangelist at Black Duck by Synopsys
    Open source software is embraced by developers, enterprises, and governments at every level, and with it comes many strong opinions and few facts. How much open source is really being used in the applications you buy? Does the "many eyes" theory make open source more secure? Does traditional security testing address vulnerabilities in open source?

    With organizations becoming more agile but facing increasing regulatory governance, understanding how open source software development works, and how to secure open source, is increasingly important. In this session we’ll cover:
    - Code contribution and IP management
    - Fork management
    - Release process
    - Security response processes
    - Realities of IP risk and open source
    - Pass through security risk and responsibility
    - Keeping up with scope of impact changes within a single disclosure
    - Automating awareness of security risk from development through integration and delivery to deployment
  • M&A Checklist in a Post-Equifax World Recorded: Mar 14 2018 57 mins
    Hal Hearst, Senior Product Manager and Phil Odence, Sr. Director & GM of Black Duck On-Demand
    How has the massive security breach of 2017, caused by an unpatched open source vulnerability, impacted the way your company thinks about diligence for acquisitions? Whether you are on the buy-side and tightening your checklist to ensure ROI on an asset, or a seller looking to secure the best possible price, making sure there are no diligence surprises is key.
    Undoubtedly your company has a list of items that it examines during diligence, and maybe open source license compliance is one. But has open source security risk made it onto the list yet? What are the implications of acquiring an Equifax level issue? The continued growth of the use of open source software underscores the importance of software diligence, and the increasing regulations and potential risks associated with data privacy magnify the point. Join Hal Hearst, Senior Product Manager and Phil Odence, Sr. Director & GM of Black Duck On-Demand for this webinar to examine how the Equifax breach impacted the world of open source, and what that means for your M&A diligence checklist.
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Black Duck by Synopsys provides automated solutions for securing and managing open source software. With the rapid, widespread adoption of open source software, Black Duck is a key component of Synopsys’ Software Integrity Platform, the most comprehensive solution for integrating security into the SDLC and software supply chain.

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