Black Duck to Share Insights on Safeguarding and Managing the Logistics of Open Source Software Development at Appsec 2014 Conference
Company to Release New Report on Open Source Security and How Enterprises Can Protect Their Software Assets
Burlington, Mass., – September 15, 2014 – Black Duck Software, the leading OSS Logistics solutions provider enabling the deployment and management of open source software (OSS), today announced details of its participation at this year’s AppSec USA conference, taking place from September 16-19, 2014 at the Denver Marriott City Center in Denver, Colorado.
Expanding on a successful year where the company announced a $20 million investment, was named to Inc. Magazine's annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies and launched its next generation OSS Logistics solution, Black Duck will be exhibiting as a gold sponsor at AppSec USA. At its booth (+2) in the main conference entrance, Black Duck will be discussing the growing need for enterprises to invest in automated solutions that manage open source code usage and identify security risks throughout the software development lifecycle.
Open source has been shown to help enterprises create innovative products faster, cheaper and more securely – but to truly be successful, OSS must be tracked and managed throughout the development process. Automated OSS Logistics solutions streamline the management of code usage, providing up-front visibility into security risks while continually monitoring for newly-reported vulnerabilities, helping to ensure that products are using the most up-to-date and secure code.
Black Duck will also be releasing its new whitepaper on open source software security at AppSec USA. Earlier this year when the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug was identified, it brought to light the potential risks that OSS can introduce into an enterprise. With the rapid growth of open source use in the enterprise, it can be increasingly difficult to determine exactly where a piece of code originated, which applications it is being used in throughout the organization and the status of any risk remediation efforts.
While OSS use shouldn’t be limited, there are certain precautions enterprises can take to ensure their code is protected throughout the development process. Entitled “What Security Professionals Need to Know About Open Source Vulnerabilities,” this report from Black Duck highlights how today’s enterprises can take advantage of the speed, innovation and efficiency of OSS without losing sleep over potential security vulnerabilities. To read the whitepaper, follow this link or stop by Black Duck’s booth at the show.
About Black Duck Software
Black Duck provides the world’s only end-to-end OSS Logistics solution, enabling enterprises of every size to optimize the opportunities and solve the logistical challenges that come with open source adoption and management. As part of the greater open source community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive 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 also hosts the Open Source Think Tank, an international event where thought leaders collaborate on the future of open source. Black Duck is headquartered near 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.
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