Open-source software users and developers,

Open-source software (OSS) represents a beacon of innovation and collaboration, giving businesses the unparalleled advantage of flexibility and rapid development. However, known and unknown vulnerabilities and simple configuration errors could be exploited by cyber predators to present a unique set of risks, steering businesses into potentially stormy waters.

But fear not, for within this newsletter lies the map to navigate these challenges. We invite you to read on for the full story as we explore the depths of OSS risks and the strategies to mitigate them. 

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Security Risks of Open-Source Software & Mitigations to Overcome Them

27.Tablet Connections Blocks LockOpen-source software, or OSS, has completely changed the technology sector by enabling developers anywhere to work together and produce creative solutions faster. However, security issues are a significant worry, just like in any digital environment. Therefore, you should take precautions to secure any open-source software you use. Businesses repurpose open-source software and must have a strategy to handle the open-source security threats that could be introduced into their IT estates by third-party source code. We explain how to manage open-source software security risks and vulnerabilities to achieve robust open-source security. 

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Charting the Course of Cybersecurity Education for Linux Admins


Linux administrators and infosec professionals face rising cyber threats in today's interconnected digital world. As open-source platforms gain more importance, securing them becomes mission-critical for organizations worldwide. We explore the advantages of cybersecurity education and explain how it can transform the careers of Linux admins, infosec professionals, and open-source developers. Gain insights into cybersecurity aspects, job outlook, career possibilities, and why to embrace this exciting field. 

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Open Source is Not Insecure, Despite Common Misconceptions

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A common misconception is that open-source software is less secure than proprietary software. To help dispel this myth, we'll highlight the benefits of open-source software in terms of security and show that the trust placed in the open-source community is well-founded. Currently, ninety percent of known exploited vulnerabilities are found in proprietary software, even though around 97% of all software is open-source. It's time to debunk the myth that open-source development is less secure than proprietary development!

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