While tech companies are laying off staff claiming that they are cutting costs because of “economic headwinds” they do not seem that keen to let their open saucers go. "The demand for skilled tech talent remains strong, particularly in fast-develop...
Companies that established open-source program offices over the last few years now need more C-suite oversight to drive education, awareness, and use of open-source software. That sets the stage for an expanded role of open-source program officers.
"Open source security is arguably getting better, thanks to vendors like Chainguard and industry consortia like the Open Source Security Foundation. But we have a ways to go, and in the meantime, security, as well as other factors, mean that “free as in beer” is never truly free."
"Linux-based operating systems are also known for their stability and security. Unlike Windows, which is often targeted by malware and viruses, Linux-based operating systems are less prone to security threats. This is due, in part, to the open-source nature of the operating system, which allows developers to quickly identify and fix security vulnerabilities."
Open-source software and hardware projects are becoming increasingly popular, but their complexity and large supply chains bring new challenges for engineers in terms of cybersecurity. With the growing threat of cyber attacks, it's important to understand the security issues posed by dependencies and how the future of open-source projects can mitigate these risks.
Linux is a popular and powerful operating system, but it is not immune to malware. In fact, malware that targets Linux systems is on the rise. In fact, findings from Atlas VPN based on data from threat intelligence platform AV-ATLAS, claims that in 2022 there were 1.9 million new Linux malware threats, bringing the figure up 50% year-on-year.