Black Duck Software to Exhibit at TechForum’s Security Forum and InfoSec World

Leader in open source security to drive conversation around unknown vulnerability exposure

Burlington, MA – March 17, 2015 – Black Duck Software, the leading OSS Logistics solutions provider enabling the secure management of open source code, today announced that it will be attending and exhibiting at two upcoming security conferences this month. It will be at TechForum’s Security Forum in New York City on March 19, and InfoSec World in Orlando, FL from March 23-25.

Ninety-eight percent of companies use open source software that they are actually not aware of. With thousands of open source related vulnerabilities present within existing applications in a typical large enterprise, this leaves companies with serious security risk related to open source usage. Many organizations lack visibility into what open source is in use, where it is used and the ability to assess associated risk and impact. Black Duck will be at TechForum and InfoSec to educate attendees on the importance of understanding what is in your code base and how to map known vulnerabilities back to your code to identify issues before they become a problem for your stakeholders, partners, and customers.

Heartbleed, Shellshock, POODLE, FREAK Attack! These vulnerability names demanded our attention, while communicating the critical and urgent nature of these security threats. But most of all, they were memorable. Before the next big security vulnerability is discovered, we want you to get creative and share your cleverest suggestions for the next vulnerability’s name! Participate in our #NameTheNextVuln Twitter Contest for the chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card. Tweet us your most creative security vulnerability names at @black_duck_sw using the hashtag #NameTheNextVuln for a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card! Winners will be chosen on April 25!

Black Duck will be in booth #517 at InfoSec. To schedule a meeting with the Black Duck Software executive team to learn how to prepare for the next inevitable security vulnerability, email marketing@blackducksoftware.com.

 

About the Leading OSS Logistics Provider

Black Duck Software is the leading OSS Logistics solution provider, enabling enterprises of every size to securely manage open source code and optimize the opportunities that come with open source adoption and management. As part of the greater open source community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive open source software (OSS) resources through The Black Duck Open Hub (formerly Ohloh) and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck is headquartered in Boston and has offices in San Mateo, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing. For more information about how to leverage open source to deliver faster innovation, greater creativity, and improved efficiency, visit www.blackducksoftware.com and follow the company at @black_duck_sw.


Media Contact:
Casey Cardinal
Black Duck Software
781-425-4329
ccardinal@blackducksoftware.com