How open source software vulnerabilities create risk for organizations

    Date 09 Jun 2020
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    Security flaws in open source software have increased and can take a long time to be added to the National Vulnerability Database, says RiskSense.

    Open source software offers certain benefits over commercial products. As the source code is publicly available, developers can modify and tweak OSS applications to enhance their capabilities. Plus, the huge number of people who use these programs serve as a crowdsourced way to test their reliability and security. However, that doesn't mean OSS applications are immune from flaws and vulnerabilities.

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