Open-source software isn’t a completely chaotic and breached wasteland of vulnerabilities. It’s a global effort to make the development lifecycle faster.
Open-source components are publicly-made codebases. Some are created and maintained by experienced developers and companies, while others are created by beginners. Open-source components are often used in enterprise software, for the purpose of reducing development time. However, the security aspect of these components isn’t always clear.
In this article, you’ll learn what software security is, including key aspects that can impact security. You’ll also learn four open source security myths and facts.