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Presentation: The State of Open Source Vulnerabilities Management

Track: Solutions Track II

Location: Westminster, 4th flr.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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Open source usage has become a mainstream practice — it’s impossible to keep up with today’s pace of software production without it. 


The rise in open source usage has led to a dramatic rise in the number of open source vulnerabilities. It hit an all-time record in 2017 with 3,500 reported vulnerabilities - that's 60% higher than the previous year, and the trend continues.  Development teams are challenged to meet security objectives, without compromising on speed and quality.  It's time for organizations to step up their open source security game. Join Pyhto Michael's he discusses: 

  • the current state of open source vulnerabilities management;
  • developers' struggle to handle open source vulnerabilities; and
  • the key strategy for effective vulnerability management.

Speaker: Phyto Michael

Solution Engineer @WhiteSourceSoft

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