The State of Open Source Security Vulnerabilities 2021

Presented by

Shiri Arad Ivtsan, Director of Product & Lena Kleyner, Product Manager at WhiteSource

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The pandemic in 2020 raised a lot of uncertainty in the software development industry and the overnight shift to work from home introduced new security threats. WhiteSource ran a research and took a deep dive into its extensive vulnerabilities database to gain valuable insights into the state of open source security and learn how to keep up with the rapid pace of software development without leaving security behind. Join Shiri IvtsanDirector of Product & Lena Kleyner, Product Manager, as they discuss: The reasons behind the 50% rise in the number of reported open source vulnerabilities in 2020. The importance of implementing secure coding from the earliest stages of the DevOps pipeline Why it’s crucial for security and development teams to prioritize security alerts

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