Application security was the leading cause of breaches in 2017, and open source vulnerabilities have become the main target for hackers as they have quickly gotten wise about the exponential potential of targeting open source components with known vulnerabilities.
Organizations tend to overlook open source security, due to the misconception that proprietary vulnerabilities and open source security vulnerabilities are detected and remediated in the same way. The truth is – open source security and proprietary code security are two very different animals – and need to be treated as such throughout the software development lifecycle.
SAST, DAST, and other application security testing tools aren’t able to detect vulnerabilities in open source components. Tracking vulnerabilities manually through the different open source databases is impossible as the databases are not indexed by component names and due to the overwhelming number of open source components and dependences in software products these days.
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