May 8, 2018 - Equifax Update Clarifies Breach Details to SEC

Under-fire credit reporting agency Equifax has released updated figures clarifying the types and volumes of data stolen in its massive 2017 breach.

May 8, 2018 - SECURITY & FRAUDThousands Of Customers Using Flawed Software That Led To Equifax Breach

May 8, 2018 - Equifax: US Breach Victim Tally Stands at 146.6 Million

Equifax said on Friday that in response to requests for additional information, it's shared more breach details with several U.S. Congressional committees. Notably, the data broker said that its breach investigators found that consumers had uploaded images of various government-issued identity documents that were exposed in the attack, including 38,000 driver's licenses, 12,000 Social Security or taxpayer ID cards, and 3,200 passports.

May 7, 2018 - Thousands of Companies Are Still Downloading the Vulnerability That Wrecked Equifax

When the news emerged that Equifax had succumbed to a colossal data breach from mid-May through July of last year, consumers were livid—in part because the ransacking was entirely preventable. Hackers stole 148 million people’s names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, home addresses, and more sensitive information, as of the major credit bureau’s last count in March, and worse yet, it happened two months after software fixes for the vulnerabilities at fault had been made available.

May 9, 2018 - Companies Still Downloading Flaw that Led to Equifax Breach

The flawed software that led to the data breach at Equifax Inc. is still being downloaded and used at thousands of companies, raising concerns that proliferation of unpatched versions could lead to greater exposure to cyberattacks.
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April 25, 2018 - Three Providers of Agile Code Development Technologies Named IDC Innovators

International Data Corporation (IDC) today published an IDC Innovators report identifying three technology providers that are considered key emerging vendors in the agile code development market. The three companies named as IDC Innovators are CloudBees Inc., GitLab Inc., and Sonatype, Inc.

April 23, 2018 - The state of cybersecurity: DevSecOps gets real at RSA

If there was one key takeaway for developers from RSA 2018, the cybersecurity industry's massive gathering in San Francisco that ended last week, it was that organizations are shifting security "left" in earnest

April 21, 2018 - DevOps practices more likely to integrate automated security

Sonatype published findings from its 5th annual DevSecOps Community Survey of 2,076 IT professionals. The survey shares practitioner perspectives on evolving DevSecOps practices, shifting investments, and changing perceptions.  Survey respondents with mature DevOps practices were 338% more likely to integrate automated security than organizations with no DevOps practice.

April 20, 2018 - Trust: The Secret Ingredient to DevSecOps Success

As evident by the speaker tracks and hallway discussions here this week at the RSA Conference, the marriage of DevOps and security principles driving the DevSecOps movement is finally gaining traction in the security community.

April 19, 2018 - The 10 Top Funded Cybersecurity Companies in the D.C. Metro Area

Cybersecurity has long been said to be a hot industry in the D.C. metro area.

In a three-year period from 2011 to 2014, the D.C. metro area saw three cybersecurity acquisitions totaling $4.1 billion. And currently, there are more than 77,500 filled cybersecurity jobs in the D.C. metro area, and another roughly 41,700 job openings in the field, according to records maintained by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Cybersecurity Education.

April 18, 2018 - Survey: Sonatype Illustrates the Importance of DevOps Security

IT professionals are recognizing the weaknesses of DevOps and are looking for ways to improve. Security is the main gripe many people have. This has led to increased popularity in DevSecOps. Sonatype recently released a survey where they talked with over two thousand IT professionals about DevOps and where they utilize security.
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April 17, 2018 - Major companies at risk from data breach that hit Equifax?

Sonatype President Bill Karpovich on concerns other companies are vulnerable to the same cyber attack as Equifax.

April 17, 2018 - How the changing security landscape is forcing cloud providers to respond

The RSA Conference in San Francisco is a hotbed of news, analysis and reports on the security industry, with research from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and automation software provider Sonatype being of particular interest.

April 17, 2018 - Devs know application security is important, but have no time for it

Sonatype polled 2,076 IT professionals to discover practitioner perspectives on evolving DevSecOps practices, shifting investments, and changing perceptions, and the results of the survey showed that breaches related to open source components grew at a staggering 50% since 2017, and 121% since 2014.

April 16, 2018 - Datenschutzverletzungen sind Katalysatoren für Investitionen in DevSecOps

Die Umfrage von Sonatype vermittelt die Praxisperspektiven der Fachleute im Hinblick auf die Entwicklung von DevSecOps-Verfahren, die Verschiebung von Investitionen, sowie sich verändernde Wahrnehmungen. Bei Umfrageteilnehmern, die ausgereifte DevOps-Verfahren einsetzen, lag die Wahrscheinlichkeit, automatisierte Sicherheit zu integrieren um 338 Prozent höher, als bei Unternehmen, die keine DevOps-Verfahren im Einsatz haben.

April 16, 2018 - Application breaches jump 50pc as DevOps security bites

A new survey from Sonatype has revealed that DevOps teams are automating security 338 per cent more often as open source breaches jump by 55 per cent. The firm published the findings from its 5th annual DevSecOps Community Survey of 2,076 IT professionals which shared practitioner perspectives on evolving DevSecOps practices, shifting investments and changing perceptions. 


April 16, 2018 - Developers Outnumber Security Pros 100:1 as Breaches Grow

Breaches related to open source components in applications have soared by 50% since 2017, according to a new study from Sonatype urging developers to adopt DevSecOps practices.

April 16, 2018 - DevOps May Be Cause of and Solution to Open Source Component Chaos

Modern software development is trending more toward a componentized approach because developers would rather assemble something using a variety of well-built pieces of third-party code than reinvent the wheel every time they create something new. The approach has done wonders for speed and agility, but it's increasing a lot of enterprise attack surfaces because too few organizations are keeping up with the vulnerabilities these components pose.
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April 16, 2018 - Large scale data breaches provide drive for DevSecOps investments

Breaches related to open source components have grown 50 percent since 2017, and an eye-opening 121 percent since 2014, according to a new survey from open source governance and DevSecOps automation specialist Sonatype.

March 29, 2018 - 4 million open source security flaws identified

Within a month of launching a scan for known vulnerabilities in JavaScript and Ruby libraries, the GitHub code repository site identified an incredible 4 million  flaws in the half-a-million repositories on its .
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March 27, 2018 - Can the Washington D.C. Metroplex Become a Major Hub for Cybersecurity Startups?

For many years, technology startup activity in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area has been respectable but very narrowly focused. Most of these startups, including cybersecurity companies, have traditionally targeted the federal government as their primary customer because the government has always been a much easier sell than the broad commercial market.
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March 26, 2018 - Sonatype Open Sources Next Generation Firewall for Developers

Sonatype, a provider of development and operations (DevOps) tools designed to help organizations automate their software supply chains, now offers its Nexus Firewall to developers using the open-source version of its Nexus Repository software storage, distribution and organization tool.

March 25, 2018 - ​FOSSA: Open-sourcing open-source license management

No one ever became a programmer so they could mange open-source licenses. But, that's what many developers must do these days. Black Duck Software, the open-source software logistics and legal solutions provider, and North Bridge found in 2015 that 66 percent of companies create open-source software. That's great, but all that code comes with a wide variety of licenses, each with its own set of requirements. What's a developer or company to do?
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March 24, 2018 - It’s time to regulate: The U.S. must make software companies liable for breaches

The software industry has failed to sufficiently protect the public from data theft and misuse. It’s time for the U.S. government to get serious about regulation.

March 19, 2018 - Exciting Jobs with the Fastest Growing Pay

March 15, 2018 - This Week in Spring: Even More Spring Boot 2

Hi, Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m in blizzard-besieged Boston, Massachusetts, for the epic Spring One Tour Boston event. Unfortunately, due to this crazy snow storm/blizzard, the event’s been postponed one day as we all grapple with the weather. Hope you were able to join the Spring Boot 2.0 launch webinar! If not the replay will be available here and don’t forget to check out the launch blog!

March 15, 2018 - DevSecOps - It's Not Me or You, It's WE!

Next month, we're proud to participate in two special events focusing on DevSecOpsAhead of DevSecOps Days and our webinar with John, we wanted to share some tips and emerging trends for DevSecOps that experts shared on another industry panel - the one held at the recent DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco 2017.

March 15, 2018 - Has DevSecOps succeeded in what it was created to accomplish?

At this point, the concept of DevOps should be familiar to everyone. But with the rise of cybersecurity attacks, organizations have seen the need to incorporate security into the mix. Thus, the idea of DevSecOps.
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March 13, 2018 - Inside the distros: A year in Linux development

Linux will turn 30 in three years. We look at how far the major Linux distributions – or distros – have come over the past year and what they might be able to bring in the future.

March 8, 2018 - Security by design: greater need for governance?

Hot on the heels of the French legislators, the government in the UK is now announcing tougher guidelines device manufacturers in its Security by Design review. Crucial here is the move to build security into smart devices from the very beginning and ensure software is automatically updated.

March 8, 2018 - Is 2018 the Year of Crypto-Jacking?

“If 2017 was the year of ransomware, 2018 is going to be the year of crypto-jacking,” said Bill Karpovich, Vice President of strategy at software security company Sonatype.

March 8, 2018 - Inside Crypto Miners' Hack at IBM

More and more people are mining cryptocurrency to cash in on the craze. But some are actually hacking into computers to leverage other people's mining power. Sonatype's Senior Vice President Bill Karpovich explains the danger of these miners and how hackers exploited IBM several years ago.

March 7, 2018 - Government calls for revamp in IoT security; will manufacturers listen?

Amid rising concerns about the security of IoT devices, the government today announced its intent to make manufacturers of IoT devices responsible for the security of their products, while also proposing new rules to ensure that buyers are aware of security features in such devices at the time of purchase.
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March 6, 2018 - Open Source: A revolution in technology, business and society

Free and open source software is far more than just another way to develop code. In fact, the rise of the open source revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we use information to create a better world.

March 5, 2018 - Building Open Source Security into DevOps

DevOps is a philosophy of IT operations that binds the development of services and their delivery to the core principles of W. Edwards Deming’s points on Quality Management. When applied to software development and IT organizations, Deming’s principles seek to improve the overall quality of software systems as a whole.
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March 2, 2018 - One in Eight Open Source Components Contain Flaws

The number of buggy open source components downloaded in the UK has soared by over 100% over the past year, according to new research from Sonatype. The DevSecOps automation firm revealed that one in eight open source components downloaded in the country last year contained known security vulnerabilities – a 120% year-on-year increase.

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February 28, 2018 - Maryland firms, executives are finalists in tech council awards

The Maryland Tech Council announced the finalists for its 30th anniversary industry awards.

February 27, 2018 - Sonatype’s Mark Miller and Derek Weeks – All Day, Every Day, DevOps

DevOps Radio is a CloudBees-sponsored podcast series. Hosting experts from around the industry, the show dives into what it takes to successfully develop, deliver and deploy software in today’s ever-changing business environment. From DevOps to Docker, each episode features real-world insights and a few stories, tips, industry scoop and more.
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February 26, 2018 - France to hold software manufacturers accountable for security flaws

The French government has drawn up proposals to hold software manufacturers accountable for security vulnerabilities. The proposed legislation would make manufacturers liable for the security of a product while it is on the market, and with the possibility of requiring its software to be made open-source at end-of-life.

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February 14, 2018 - Interview with Mike Hansen, Head of Product Development and Engineering for Sonatype

"I was an individual contributor for the first 10 years of my career. I loved writing software, especially network software, wrangling with complex problems in pursuit of the simplest possible solutions. While I was a good (not great) software developer, I suspected I might be a better leader."

February 16, 2018 - Citizen developers push the pace in BizDevOps

The concept of BizDevOps is about bringing business leaders, developers and operations teams together to more quickly create and deploy software. Recent trends in BizDevOps include the introduction of low-code/no-code development platforms, a process that brings more productivity to the equation and enables business analysts and so-called citizen developers to have a bigger hand in building applications.
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February 13, 2018 - What Must Change In Wake of Spectre and Meltdown Scandal

When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took to the stage at CES in Las Vegas, he could have been forgiven for wanting to be anywhere else in the world. Just days before the world’s biggest tech show got underway, it was revealed that almost all PCs, Macs and mobile devices were at risk of being hacked due to a pair of vulnerabilities that existed in a alarming number of Intel, AMD and ARM-produced chips.

February 7, 2018 - As data protection laws strengthen open-source software governance becomes critical

As new local and international data protection laws come into force, organisations running high-velocity software development practices must tighten up their governance and risk-management policies, or run the risk of facing severe legal penalties.

February 1, 2018 - DevOps Excellence Awards 2018 Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2018 DevOps Excellence Awards is here!  Take a look at the list below to see whether you have made this prestigious selection of excellence in DevOps.

January 24, 2018 - Skype, Slack and Signal Vulnerable to Critical Framework Bug

Hundreds of software applications built using the developer framework called Electron may be vulnerable to a remote code execution flaw, according to developers of the framework. Impacted are dozens of popular Windows applications such as Microsoft’s Skype for Windows, Slack and the Signal secure messaging application. Logo

January 23, 2018 - Third Annual DevOps Dozen Winners Announced

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the third annual DevOps Dozen Awards. In many ways this year was a watershed year for the DevOps Dozen, as the process of selecting, voting and choosing the winners was much more refined and mature. In each of the 12 (it is a dozen, after all) categories the winners were absolutely deserving of the award and recognition.

January 10, 2018 - Automation Critical to Securing Code in an Agile, DevOps World

The world’s biggest hack might have happened to anyone. The same software flaw hackers exploited to expose 145 million identities in the Equifax database – most likely yours included – was also embedded in thousands of other computer systems belonging to all manner of businesses and government agencies.
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January 5, 2018 - Intel Chip Flaw

Following the news that a fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips, dating back to 1995 would allow an attacker to read protected memory, IT security experts commented below.
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January 4, 2018 - Six cruel truths for CIO, Part 4

Very often you can hear arguments about viruses and other malware. Much less often talk about upgrading systems, patches for software, replacing versions. Here, as a rule, the principle of "works - do not touch" is professed. Only this very malware finds new holes in system and application programs.
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December 19, 2017 - Businesses ‘Open’ to data protection by design to fully comply with GDPR

With GDPR coming into play May 2018, companies doing business in the EU face the prospect of fines and damaged reputations if they cannot prevent vital corporate and customer data from falling into the wrong hands.

December 19, 2017 - The Rise of Software

At the end of the second quarter of 2017, of the top ten most valuable public companies seven were tech companies while five were software companies. These five companies represented close to $3 trillion in market cap. Apple and Amazon, the other two, clearly have their share of software assets.
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December 18, 2017 - Hackers use NSA exploits to mine Monero

Zealot campaign used Eternalblue and Eternalsynergy to mine cryptocurrency on networks. Security researchers have found a new hacking campaign that used NSA exploits to install cryptocurrency miners on victim's systems and networks. They said that the campaign was a sophisticated multi-staged attack targeting internal networks with the NSA-attributed EternalBlue and EternalSynergy exploits.

December 13, 2017 - Cybersecurity in 2018: Expect GDPR fines and an AI arms race

With 2018 fast approaching, here we are at the end of a tumultuous year in the world of cybersecurity. Attacks have been launched on infrastructure and democracy, mainstream media attention has been snatched and billions of sets of data have been plundered.

December 7, 2017 - Why container tech is the backbone of DevOps

Containerisation is one of the most exciting tech trends to emerge over the last few years. Designed to work at operating system level, it's a popular virtualisation method that allows IT professionals to deploy and distribute applications easily.

November 20, 2017 - The modern way to develop safe code

Derek Weeks, VP and DevOps Advocate at Sonatype, discusses how software development has evolved over the past ten years and the influence of DevOps practices across government agencies.  Rather than taking a project and hiring people who can code, today systems are put together with blocks of code that are already written.

November 16, 2017 - Parity Technologies knew of Flaw Resulting in Loss of $300 Million in Cryptocurrency Ethereum

The loss of $300 million in cryptocurrency shows the urgent need for businesses and cryptocurrency firms to know what libraries and binaries they’re using. With open source binaries forming the basis of 80 – 90% of applications, they play a vital role in driving innovation and powering the world as we know it. However, Parity ’s issues are a stark reminder that all binaries are not created equal.

November 16, 2017 - The Best Way for Dev and Ops to Collaborate - Part 1

When you say "DevOps" one of the first words that comes to mind is "collaboration." Even the structure of the word "DevOps" implies that Dev and Ops are coming together, collaborating in a way they had not done before. On DEVOPSdigest's list 17 Ways to Define DevOps, in the first definition entitled "A Cultural Revolution," Aruna Ravichandran, VP of DevOps Solution Marketing and Management at CA Technologies, said: "DevOps is a cultural revolution that liberates software delivery through cohesive collaboration and advanced automation."

November 13, 2017 - £214 million in Ethereum cryptocurrency virtually gone after code deletion

Tuur Demeester, editor in chief at Adamant Research, claimed that of that figure, about £69 million belongs to Parity founder and former Ethereum core developer Gavin Woods' Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Polkadot. “Following the fix for the original multi-sig issue that had been exploited on 19th of July (function visibility), a new version of the Parity Wallet library contract was deployed on 20th of July,” the advisory stated.

November 06, 2017 - The Best Way for Dev and Ops to Collaborate - Part 1

When you say "DevOps" one of the first words that comes to mind is "collaboration." Even the structure of the word "DevOps" implies that Dev and Ops are coming together, collaborating in a way they had not done before. On DEVOPSdigest's list 17 Ways to Define DevOps, in the first definition entitled "A Cultural Revolution," Aruna Ravichandran, VP of DevOps Solution Marketing and Management at CA Technologies, said: "DevOps is a cultural revolution that liberates software delivery through cohesive collaboration and advanced automation."

November 03, 2017 - Is your data being sold on the dark web?

Sonatype's crown jewel is its database of descriptions of over 1.2 million open source packages. “If that is lost, it could be an existential outcome,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO of the Fulton, Maryland-based software supply chain management company. To shut down any such leak quickly, Sonatype monitors the web for any indications that its data has been stolen and is being shared on line. That monitoring includes the dark web.

October 31, 2017 - Top languages every application security pro should know

By 2022, there will be a shortfall of an estimated 1.8 million security professionals worldwide, with an acute scarcity of the technical professionals needed for secure software development, according to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study. For many people interested in breaking into security, the shortage could be an opportunity. Some 87% of cybersecurity professionals started in a different career, with 30% coming from outside of IT, according to the biennial study.

October 29, 2017 - The Unrelenting Advance of New Technology and the Impact on GovCon

Letitia (Tish) Long, Chairman of the Board, Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) [Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017]

October 27, 2017 - The Top 14 DC Tech Hires in October to Know About

Every month we recap the biggest tech hires and departures in the D.C. area over the past month. To get hiring and other local innovation news daily, sign up for The Beat. Here’s our list of the top hires in D.C. innovation for October

October 24, 2017 - Third-party libraries are one of the most insecure parts of an application

Much has been written to guide software developers on how to develop secure software. Despite this general awareness, we continue to see vulnerable software produced. One of the observations in the HPE Cyber Risk Report 2016 is that attackers have shifted their focus from servers and operating systems directly to applications. 

October 17, 2017 - Why DevOps is the end of security as we know it

Security can be a hard sell. It’s difficult to convince development teams to spend their limited cycles patching security holes with line-of-business managers pressuring them to release applications as quickly as possible. But given that 84 percent of all cyberattackshappen on the application layer, organizations can’t afford for their dev teams not to include security.

October 16, 2017 - Q&A with Sonatype: on Open Source, Supply Chain Management, and the Nexus Platform

Today’s software development teams have increasingly embraced the use of open source and third-party components in building their projects instead of actually starting from scratch. But while open source usage has added significant value to software development, enabling speed and innovation in teams, it has also introduced a host of security vulnerabilities.

October 16, 2017 - DevOps Jobs: 4 trends to watch

If you’ve got DevOps chops, you already know you’re in demand. And if you’re an IT leader hiring for a DevOps shop, you know the challenges in finding good people. Like DevOps itself, the DevOps job market continues to evolve. And let’s be honest: This isn’t an area of consensus in IT, as the ongoing debate about titles such as “DevOps Engineer” attests. 

October 16, 2017 - Bill Karpovich Joins Sonatype as SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development

Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, has hired Bill Karpovich as SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development. Bill will lead strategic partnering, acquisitions, and new growth initiatives. Bill joins Sonatype from IBM.

October 16, 2017 - People on the Move: Bill Karpovich

Bill Karpovich will lead portfolio evolution, strategic partnering, acquisitions, and new growth initiatives worldwide for Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation. Reporting to CEO Wayne Jackson, Bill will help the company expand its portfolio and scale operations globally.

October 13, 2017 - William G. Karpovich is now serving in a new position at Sonatype, Inc.

Sonatype, Inc. operates as an holding company, which provides enterprise software solutions. Its products include Nexus Repository Managers and Nexus Firewall, Lifecycle, and Auditor. The company was founded by Sarel Jason van Zyl and Brian Fox in 2008 and is headquartered in Fulton, MD.

October 09, 2017 - What’s next in DevOps: 5 trends to watch

The term “DevOps” is typically credited to this 2008 presentation on agile infrastructure and operations. Now ubiquitous in IT vocabulary, the mashup word is less than 10 years old: We’re still figuring out this modern way of working in IT. Sure, people who have been “doing DevOps” for years have accrued plenty of wisdom along the way. But most DevOps environments – and the mix of people and culture, process and methodology, and tools and technology – are far from mature.

September 29, 2017 - News Roundup: Microsoft is working on a programming language for quantum computers

Microsoft wants to own Quantum CodingQuantum computing is still in its nascent stage. But Microsoft – probably still wary of missing a trick like it did with mobile – has already staked its claim on the space. The Redmond Company announced this week that it is developing a language for programming quantum bits. The as-yet-unnamed language should be available for preview by the end of the year.

September 29, 2017 - As CCleaner illustrates, software security has a ‘systemic problem’

It’s a truism of the Digital Age that anything can be hacked. It’s also a truism that things aren’t always what they seem. Those notions hold true for CCleaner, which, with 115 million monthly active users, is the most popular Windows system-cleaning and -optimizing software in the world. New findings about an attack on older versions of CCleaner, first disclosed last week, indicate that hackers targeted the popular third-party consumer utility in order to infiltrate corporate computer systems.

September 28, 2017 - Interview mit Derek Weeks: "Bis aufs Schreiben von Code kann alles automatisiert werden"

Sicherheit und agile Entwicklung in DevOps-Umgebungen scheinen auf den ersten Blick nicht zusammenzupassen. Genau hier soll DevSecOps ansetzen. Dev-Insider hat sich mit Derek Weeks, Vice President Sonatype, über die vermeintlichen Widersprüche unterhalten.

September 27, 2017 - Sonatype – An Introduction to the Nexus Platform

On this podcast, Curtis Yanko, Technical Director, Alliances and Partners at Sonatype discusses how the Nexus Platform helps customers automate open source governance so they can build software the same way Red Hat builds Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Listen here (9 minutes):

September 26, 2017 - New breach, same lessons

The story of recent breaches at the credit-rating agency Equifax, which may have involved the personal details of nearly 150 million people, has probably just begun, given the confusion that still surrounds events. But it’s brought the security of open source software to the fore yet again, and highlighted the ongoing struggle organizations still have with cybersecurity.

September 22, 2017 - Many companies have the same software that gave hackers access to Equifax data

More than 50,000 organizations are using outdated and leaky versions of Apache, the software whose Struts app gave hackers a back door into Equifax—even though free fixes have been available for nine months, according to Sonatype, a firm that monitors downloads of open-source software. Corporate America has been slow to update its open-source software, even after the Equifax hack that exposed 143 million people’s sensitive data. “When you take on use of an open-source project, you’re outsourcing software development to strangers,” says Sonatype CEO Wayne Jackson.

September 21, 2017 - Equifax CIO and CSO Retire Amid Confusion Over Patching

The two most senior security roles have since been filled by the credit rating firm, with the world still stunned by the scale of the breach that also affected around 400,000 people in the UK. The way Equifax executives and its IT security team appears to have failed to adequately apply patches, the amount of time it took to discover the depth of the breach and the delay in ultimately reporting it certainly paints a picture of a colossal failure at all levels, including the curiously timed stock sales by top executives (who deny knowledge of the breach at the time of the sale) just days before the disclosure, reported by Bloomberg. 


September 21, 2017 - Equifax chief information officer, chief security officer announce retirement after data breach

Under-fire credit reporting agency Equifax has confirmed that its CSO and CIO are retiring following a massive data breach at the company affecting 143 million U.S. and 400,000 British customers. A few days later, Equifax brought in security consulting firm Mandiant, now a unit of FireEye and associated with many high-profile forensics investigations including the Yahoo breach previous year, when data on more than 1 billion accounts were exposed. 

September 20, 2017 - Equifax's disastrous Struts patching blunder: THOUSANDS of other orgs did it too

The Equifax breach was the result of a vulnerable Apache Struts component. Software automation vendor Sonatype warns that 3,054 organisations downloaded the same Struts2 component exploited in the Equifax hack in the last 12 months. The affected version of Struts2 was publicly disclosed as vulnerable (CVE-2017-5638) on March 10, and was subsequently exploited at Equifax between May and late July, when the attack was finally detected.

September 19, 2017 - DevSecCon: The state of secure DevOps

With containerization, microservices, and a new software framework popping up seemingly every few months, software is moving fast—so fast that adding security to the agile development processes is difficult because the technologies are changing so quickly.
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September 19, 2017 - Plenty of blame to go around for Equifax breach

If you’re not reading this on another planet or in a bunker somewhere, then you’re likely aware of the recent breach of data from credit agency Equifax. Reports indicate that unknown attackers took advantage of a vulnerability in an Equifax web application to purloin personal identifiable information from 143 million people, including Social Security numbers.

September 18, 2017 - 3,000 Orgs Open to Equifax-type Breaches

The number of organizations that have downloaded vulnerable versions of the Struts2 component (CVE-2017-5638) totals 3,054, according to Sonatype. Analyzing data from the Maven Central repository, the largest distribution point for Java open-source components, Sonatype found a startling lack of hygiene related to enterprise consumption of vulnerable Struts2 components, which were exploited in the massive breach at Equifax.

September 18, 2017 - Apache Struts Vulnerability: More Than 3,000 Organizations At Risk Of Breach

More than 3,000 organizations could be at risk of suffering an attack against the same vulnerability that allowed hackers to gain access to the records of more than 143 million Americans from credit reporting firm Equifax. The troublesome figure comes from supply chain automation firm Sonatype, which found a total of 3,054 organizations still using a vulnerable version of Apache Struts, a popular web application framework.

September 16, 2017 - Equifax breach victims might not know their data is exposed

Equifax has been making headlines the last few weeks for a large security breach involving consumers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Attackers gathered the personal information of up to 143 million U.S. consumers, including credit card numbers for about 209,000 people. Other information accessed during the breach includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers, all of which are valuable to identity thieves.

September 13, 2017 - IoT and open source: How to boost app sec by putting quality first

Developers often fail to effectively manage the security of the open-source components they use. Unfortunately, most software incorporates at least one vulnerable component, and that means that, unless developers keep on top of their repository, they are linking vulnerabilities into their code.

September 12, 2017 - Radio Interview with Wayne

KCBS news radio interviews Wayne Jackson, CEO of Sonatype, to discuss the Equifax data breach related to Struts2, open source governance practices, and pending IoT legislation in the Senate.  Listen here (2 minutes):

September 12, 2017 - The Morning Risk Report: Open-Source Software in Spotlight After Equifax Breach

As cybersleuths work to uncover the exact vulnerability hackers exploited to pull off the data theft, one thing companies not wanting to be the next Equifax can do is review the types of open-source software used in applications they deploy—and then look for ways to more effectively mitigate those threats.

September 12, 2017 - Equifax hack lawsuits start to stack up

U.S. consumer credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. will soon be heading to court with multiple lawsuits being filed against the company following its disclosure of a massive hack last week. The lawsuits, which stand at least two dozen according to Reuters, come in a number of different flavors, including one suit that alleges that Equifax was guilty of equities fraud, while a number of other suits are specifically targeting Equifax’s response to the hack such as its offer of one year of free credit monitoring.

September 11, 2017 - What should be done to prevent more credit data hacks like Equifax’s

In the wake of the hacking last week of U.S. consumer credit reporting agency Equifax Inc., security experts bemoaning are calling for big changes, including big penalties for the data brokers that hold so much information critical to everyone’s financial life.

September 3, 2017 - Washington Area Appointments and Promotions

Sonatype of Fulton appointed Letitia Long and Steve Hills board members.


August 24, 2017 - Steve Hills

Steve Hills, the former president and general manager of The Washington Post, has joined Sonatype's Board of Directors.

August 24, 2017 - Letitia Long

Letitia Long, the former director of the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has joined Sonatype's Board of Directors.

August 16, 2017 - Former NGA Director Letitia Long Joins Sonatype Board

Letitia Long, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named an independent director of Sonatype‘s board of directors. Sonatype said Tuesday Long will work with board representatives from the company’s lead investors that include Goldman Sachs, Accel Partners, New Enterprise Associates and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

August 15, 2017 - Letitia Long and Steve Hills | Sonatype

Letitia Long, the former director of the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Steve Hills, the former president and general manager of The Washington Post, have joined the board of directors of software supply chain automation company Sonatype as independent directors.

August 14, 2017 - Sonatype to measure automated programmes through Success Metrics

Software supply chain automation leader, Sonatype, has announced support of its new return on investment metrics and application quality within its Nexus Lifecycle solution. The new feature, Success Metrics, enables DevOps teams to measure and quickly assess the ability of its automated open source govonernance programmes.

August 8, 2017 - Sonatype Report Spotlights Software Supply Chain Issues

Most application developers today don’t write much raw code. Rather, applications developed today are created mostly by combing various modules and widgets to create a custom application. But currently there is little oversight being applied to the provenance of application components, especially when it comes to open-source software.

August 4, 2017 - All open source components are not created equal

Imagine if you could improve the quality of your applications and cut development cost at the same time?It is possible, if you can manage the quality of the open source components used by their developers. This is according to the third annual State of the Software Supply Chain Reportpublished by US-based software supply chain automation specialist, Sonatype.

July 31, 2017 - Active Management of Open Source Components Delivers Measurable Improvements Claims Sonatype Report

In July, Sonatype released their third annual State of the Software Supply Chain report concluding that when organisations actively manage the quality of open source components in software applications they see a 28% improvement in developer productivity (through reduction in manual governance), a 30% reduction in overall development costs, and a 48% increase in application quality (as application vulnerabilities are removed early reducing their incidence in production). 

July 24, 2017 - Monthly quiz: Test yourself on open source development tools trends

The move to open source development tools -- already unstoppable -- continues to gain momentum. Years ago, open source was looked upon as a way to save money. Today, a key driver is the clear fact that, with tens of thousands of contributors sharing their expertise and the ever-widening availability of high-quality code, resistance is futile.

July 22, 2017 - This Week in Scalability: System Backups in the Container Era

As we gear up to release our next e-book on the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine (check with us in about a month), we have been reviewing how well K8s has been making its way into the enterprise — the true determinant of whether the software becomes an essential component of “the new stack,” so to speak.

July 20, 2017 - DevOps-Praktiken reduzieren den Einsatz schadhafter Open-Source-Komponenten um 63 Prozent

Der Supply-Chain-Automation-Anbieter Sonatype veröffentlichte diese Woche den dritten jährlichen Software-Supply-Chain-Statusbericht. Der diesjährige Bericht hebt Risiken hervor, die in Open-Source-Software-Komponenten lauern, und quantifiziert die empirischen Vorteile eines aktiven Managements in Bezug auf die Hygiene innerhalb der Software-Lieferkette.

July 20, 2017 - Software wet wipes, Sonatype advocates supply chain hygiene

Supply chain automation company Sonatype produces what it calls its Software Supply Chain Report every year (now in its third) in an attempt to highlights alleged ‘risks’ lurking within open source software components.

July 19, 2017 - Sonatype report reveals open source software risks

Sonatype has announced the release of its third report State of the Software Supply Chain; highlighting risks within open source software components and the benefits of actively managing software supply chain hygiene.

July 19, 2017 - Software supply chain report focuses on open source impact

Sonatype has released its third annual State of the Software Supply Chain Report. This year’s report highlights risks lurking within open source software components and quantifies the empirical benefits of actively managing software supply chain hygiene.

July 19, 2017 - Bad Code Library Triggers Devil’s Ivy Vulnerability in Millions of IoT Devices

Tens of millions of products ranging from airport surveillance cameras, sensors, networking equipment and IoT devices are vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to remotely gain control over devices or crash them.

July 18, 2017 - How to expose flaws in custom-built mobile apps

As enterprises develop more custom applications -- many of them mobile apps as part of a mobile-first strategy -- in-house developers are increasingly at risk of unwittingly using open-source code rife with vulnerabilities.

July 18, 2017 - Open Source Driving DevOps Automation

Heightened awareness about the security risks associated with open source software has increased use of disciplined DevOps practices that have improved application quality and developer productivity, a software supply chain survey finds.

July 18, 2017 - 2017 Software Supply Chain Report: Open-Source-Software-Komponenten umsichtig verwenden

Open Source gilt als sicher, weil viele Mitwirkende einen Blick auf den Code werfen. Dennoch zeigen Studien, dass durch den unbedachten Einsatz von OSS-Komponenten häufig auch Schwachstellen in Anwendungen eingeschleust werden. Mit einem guten Software Supply Chain Management kann das verhindert werden, sagt der neue Software Supply Chain Report 2017 von Sonatype.

July 18, 2017 - Sonatype 2017 State of the Software Supply Chain Report: DevOps Practices Reduce Use of Defective Open Source Components by 63%

Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today announced the release of its third annual State of the Software Supply Chain Report. This year’s report highlights risks lurking within open source software components and quantifies the empirical benefits of actively managing software supply chain hygiene.

July 18, 2017 - DevOps macht Open-Source-Einsatz sicherer

In der Software-Lieferkette finden sich immer häufiger Open-Source-Komponenten. DevOps-Strategien und ein aktives Management helfen dabei, defekte Komponenten besser zu erkennen, wie der jüngste Software Supply Chain Report von Sonatype unterstreicht. Für den 2017 Software Supply Chain Report hat Sonatype mehr als 17.000 Applikationen analysiert. Dabei zeigte sich, dass sich die Produktivität der Entwickler bei einer aktiven Steuerung der eingesetzten Open-Source-Komponenten um 28 Prozentpunkte erhöhte. Die gesamten Entwicklungskosten ließen sich um 30 Prozent reduzieren.

July 18, 2017 - DevOps-Praktiken reduzieren schadhafte Open-Source-Komponenten

Sonatype veröffentlicht den dritten jährlichen Software-Supply-Chain-Statusbericht. Der diesjährige Bericht hebt Risiken hervor, die in Open-Source-Software-Komponenten lauern, und quantifiziert die empirischen Vorteile eines aktiven Managements in Bezug auf die Hygiene innerhalb der Software-Lieferkette.


July 17, 2017 - Sonatype’s State of the Software Supply Chain, Motorola and Neurala team up for AI, and The Bitfury Group’s Exonum

Sonatype released its third annual State of the Software Supply Chain report, which highlights risks within open source software components. The report also highlights the benefits of managing software supply chain hygiene. “Companies are no longer building software applications from scratch, they are manufacturing them as fast as they can using an infinite supply of open source component parts. 

July 17, 2017 - DevOps practices help improve the quality of open source components

The use of open source components can help speed up the software development process, but it comes with a risk if poor quality code leads to vulnerable applications being released. The latest State of the Software Supply Chain Report from DevOps tools specialist Sonatype reveals that organizations which actively manage the quality of open source components flowing into production applications realize a 28 percent improvement in developer productivity, a 30 percent reduction in overall development costs, and a 48 percent increase in application quality.

July 7, 2017 - Npm Password Resets Show Developers Need Better Security Practices

Thousands of developers who publish JavaScript packages in the npm repository have had their passwords reset since May because their login credentials were too weak or had been publicly exposed. The affected accounts were in control of tens of thousands of Node.js modules that, in turn, were direct or indirect dependencies for half of the entire npm ecosystem.

July 6, 2017 - IT Security Practices Being Eyed Earlier in App Development: Study

In the past, IT security in the application building process has often been addressed as an after-thought, usually brought up at the last minute, just after the desired application and code were created. Since 2014, however, that frequent pattern has been changing as more security emphasis is apparently being brought into application development earlier in its creation, according to a recent DevSecOps study on enterprise security practices, released by Sonatype.

June 30, 2017 - Sonatype Acquires Vor Security to Expand Nexus Open-Source Component Support

In June, Sonatype announced the acquisition of Vor Security to extend their open-source component intelligence solutions’ coverage to include Ruby, PHP, CocoaPods, Swift, Golang, C, and C++. Sonatype, well known as the creators of artifact repositories Apache Maven and Nexus, have extended their previously Java, JavaScript, .Net and Python centric component intelligence capabilities to include the new open-source ecosystems. The new capabilities are packaged in a new product, Nexus Lifecycle XC and, like the existing Nexus Lifecycle product, are delivered via the Nexus IQ server.

June 29, 2017 - Md. software company buys security firm, launches new data service

A Maryland-headquartered provider of tools to automate software supply chains has acquired a Canadian firm and launched a new data service. Fulton-based Sonatype Inc. has acquired Vor Security of Ottawa, Ontario. Ken Duck, the founder and CEO of Vor, will work on data that underpins Sonatype's tools.

June 29, 2017 - Eclipse Oxygen, the Android Things Console, and Sonatype acquires Vor Security

The Eclipse Foundation has announced Eclipse Oxygen is now available. The Oxygen release includes 83 projects, 287 committers, and about 71 million lines of code. “We’re proud to announce the arrival of Eclipse Oxygen, the 12th annual simultaneous release from the Eclipse Community,”

June 29, 2017 - Sonatype Adds More Open Source Intelligence with Acquisition

Fulton-based Sonatype is bringing on some deeper knowledge about potential security vulnerabilties with an acquisition. The company that makes tools to automate software processes and potential holes in open source code acquired Vor Security, which is based in Ottowa, Canada.

June 21, 2017 - The Top Advantages of Being Agile - Part 2

Why Agile? DEVOPSdigest asked the experts for their opinions on what are the most important advantages of being Agile. Part 2 is all about speed.

June 20, 2017 - Sonatype Integrates Nexus Lifecycle with Microsoft Visual Studio

Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today announced that it has released a new version of Nexus Lifecycle that includes an extension to Microsoft Visual Studio, a popular integrated development environment (IDE).

June 13, 2017 - DevSecOps is Not a Security Panacea

Many development teams view security as an impediment to agility and innovation, but efforts over the past few years have tried to integrate security controls and testing directly into DevOps workflows without sacrificing development speed and deployment flexibility.

May 24, 2017 - Sonatype Releases New Version of Free Repository Health Check

Sonatype released the next generation of its free Repository Health Check (RHC) feature within its flagship Nexus Repository product. All 120,000 organizations using Nexus will benefit immediately from the ability to automatically analyze the quality and security of open source software components housed within their Nexus Repository as part of their DevOps pipeline.

May 17, 2017 - BBC Radio Interview: Cyber Crime

With two international cyber-crime conferences in Belfast in the same week, we're asking whether your company can stay ahead of the hackers. Wendy Austin is joined by Shannon Lietz, DevSecOps lead at Intuit; Mark Miller, senior storyteller at Sonatype; and David Crozier of Queen's University spinout CSIT.

May 4, 2017 - Red Hat Summit: Black Duck’s Hub solution, CloudHealth Technologies’ cloud service management platform, and Sonatype’s Nexus Repository

Red Hat’s annual open-source technology event, Red Hat Summit, is coming to a close today. The event showcases the latest innovations in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage and systems management technologies.

May 2, 2017 - Sonatype Nexus Repository Certified to Run on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Sonatype has containerized and certified its Nexus Repository to run on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

May 1, 2017 - Sonatype Nexus Repository Recognized as a Certified Red Hat OpenShift Solution

Sonatype released the next generation of its free Repository Health Check (RHC) feature within its flagship Nexus Repository product.  As of today, all 120,000 organizations using Nexus will benefit immediately from the ability to automatically analyze the quality and security of open source software components housed within their Nexus Repository as part of their DevOps pipeline.

April 26, 2017 - DevSecOps, or how to build safer software so much faster

DevOps can help develop software faster, but that's not making it any safer. DevSecOps is an effort to bring security into the mix. Here are some ways to get started.

April 26, 2017 - Nexus Launches into Mesosphere DC/OS

Nexus Repository is the first to offer DC/OS users a free, private registry for Docker containers in addition to enterprise-scale artifact management for the most popular development languages. Nexus Repository offers a great way to organize, store, and distribute software components critical to DevOps and CI/CD toolchains.

April 25, 2017 - Sonatype Announces 2017 DevSecOps Survey Findings

Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today announced the telecommunications results of its 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey. 160 telecommunications IT professionals participated in the online survey conducted in February 2017, out of a total of 2,292 overall survey respondents. The survey revealed that mature development organizations ensure automated security is woven into their DevOps practice early, everywhere, and at scale. Analysis of responses also found that 20% of telecom organizations continue to struggle with breaches, consistent with overall survey respondents.

April 24, 2017 - Sonatype Introduces Free Next-Generation Repository Health Check

Sonatype released the next generation of its free Repository Health Check (RHC) feature within its flagship Nexus Repository product.  As of today, all 120,000 organizations using Nexus will benefit immediately from the ability to automatically analyze the quality and security of open source software components housed within their Nexus Repository as part of their DevOps pipeline.

April 21, 2017 - The Hidden Dangers of Component Vulnerabilities

Today's development practices continue to evolve toward the fast iterations of smaller builds. Developers are using approaches like microservices to chunk out monolithic applications into a sum of more rational and reusable mix-and-match elements.

April 20, 2017 - Sonatype Announces Git LFS Support for Nexus Repository

Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today announced that Nexus Repository is first to market with free support for Git Large File Size (LFS) artifacts. With the addition of Git LFS, Nexus Repository now supports eight of the most popular software component types, including Docker, Java, npm, NuGet, PyPI, Bower, and RubyGems.  

April 19, 2017 - DockerCon 2017 Round-up

2017’s DockerCon was held in Austin, Texas this past week. DockerCon is the annual conference centered on the container industry and community. Below is a round up of all the pressing news that was dropped at the event. We will be featuring news from StorageOS, TwistLock, Mesosphere, and Mirantas.

April 19, 2017 - Sonatype Announces Secure DevOps Solution for Python Developers

Sonatype announced that its Nexus Firewall will offer support for automated governance of PyPI components before the end of the quarter.

April 10, 2017 - As DevOps Grows, Automation Is Key to App Security

IT organizations continue to struggle with breaches, which have risen sharply over the past three years. Yet during the same period, the use of secure components has remained flat, suggesting that more organizations must improve their applications' security posture.

March 23, 2017 - New DevOps Research From Sonatype Reveals Changing Attitudes Toward Application Security

Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, has announced the results of its 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey which was conducted in February.  There were 2,292 IT professionals that participated in the online survey which revealed that mature development organisations ensure automated security is woven into their DevOps practice, early, everywhere, and at scale. Analysis of responses also found that IT organisations continue to struggle with breaches as nearly a 50% increase was recorded between Sonatype’s 2014 and 2017 survey.

March 23, 2017 - DevOps Embraces Security Measures to Build Safer Software

DevOps is not simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that DevOps teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.

March 22, 2017 - DevSecOps-Automatisierung hilft Development-Teams

Professionelle Software-Hersteller haben bereits weitreichend DevOps-Praktiken umgesetzt und lassen auch Sicherheitsaspekte vermehrt automatisiert in die Strategie mit einfließen. Zu diesem Schluss kommt eine Studie von Sonatype, einem Anbieter von Software-Supply-Chain-Automatisierung.

March 22, 2017 - Research reveals changing attitudes toward application security

Sonatype has announced the results of its 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey which revealed that mature development organisations ensure automated security is woven into their DevOps practice, early, everywhere, and at scale.

March 22, 2017 - Businesses make automated security a part of DevOps

Mature development organizations make sure automated security is built into their DevOps practice early, everywhere and at scale, according to a new report by Sonatype.

March 21, 2017 - Changing attitudes toward application security

Sonatype has published the results of its 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey.  2,292 IT professionals participated in the online survey conducted in February 2017. The survey revealed that mature development organizations ensure automated security is woven into their DevOps practice, early, everywhere, and at scale. Analysis of responses also found that IT organizations continue to struggle with breaches as nearly a 50% increase was recorded between Sonatype’s 2014 and 2017 survey.

March 21, 2017 - DevOps-Studie: Sicherheit frühzeitig einbinden

Sonatype hat die Ergebnisse der „2017 DevSecOps Community“-Umfrage bekanntgegeben.  2.292 IT-Experten nahmen an der im Februar 2017 durchgeführten Online-Umfrage teil. Die Untersuchung ergab, dass ausgereifte Entwicklungsorganisationen gewährleisten, dass Sicherheit automatisiert in ihre DevOps-Praktiken eingebunden ist, und zwar frühzeitig, überall und im richtigen Maßstab. Die Analyse der Antworten ergab außerdem, dass IT-Organisationen nach wie vor mit Sicherheitslücken zu kämpfen haben. Vergleicht man die Umfragewerte von Sonatype zwischen 2014 und 2017, so ist hier sogar ein Anstieg um nahezu 50 Prozent zu verzeichnen.

March 21, 2017 - IT Pro Portal

Mature development organizations make sure automated security is built into their DevOps practice early, everywhere and at scale, according to a new report by Sonatype
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February 2, 2017 - A look at the top four venture capital recipients of 2016

Sonatype Inc., Vtesse Inc., NextCure and GrayBug LLC were the four companies that received the most venture capital funding in 2016.
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February 1, 2017 - State of the Software Supply Chain

Thanks to Derek Weeks, V.P. and DevOps Advocate for Sonatype for sharing their second annual report on managing open source components to accelerate innovation. Following are the key findings of their research...

January 20, 2017 - Sonatype: 1 in 15 open source app components has at least one security vulnerability

Software supply chain automation company Sonatype is hanging out the flags to celebrate the fact that it has experienced a 300 percent growth in the use of its Nexus Repository over the past three years.
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January 13, 2017 - Scanning JavaScript for vulnerabilities: How the impossible is now possible

Javascript is everywhere, and it's awesome! But the world most popular language can be riddled with problems if you aren't a careful programmer.
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January 6, 2017 - Sonatype Takes on Container Governance

As usage of containers continues to proliferate across the enterprise there will be some natural shifting of management responsibility between developers and IT operations teams in many organizations. In fact, most developers will have a bare-minimum involvement in anything to do with IT governance.

December 15, 2016 - Code Reuse a Peril for Secure Software Development

The amount of insecure software tied to reused third-party libraries and lingering in applications long after patches have been deployed is staggering. It’s a habitual problem perpetuated by developers failing to vet third-party code for vulnerabilities, and some repositories taking a hands-off approach with the code they host.
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December 8, 2016 - Sonatype Adds Container Inspection to Its Lifecycle Software

Sonatype, a company offering a kind of quality control for software components, has extended its reach into the container world.

November 28, 2016 - DevOps & agile software development

Today’s interview is with Matt Howard, executive vice president for Market Development at Sonatype.   His company helps federal software developers put together code quicker, cheaper, and in a more secure manner.
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November 11, 2016 - Fancy 15 hours of DevOps

It’s one thing logging onto a 15 hour online event covering the world of DevOps. It’s quite another watching it live in the comfortable offices of one of the main sponsors with complimentary food and drinks from morning until evening. Plus happy hour.
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November 1, 2016 - Why software is no longer being written from scratch

Application developers are increasingly reliant on open source component parts because pre-fabricated components speed up innovation and save developers the time (and money) of having to write code from scratch.
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October 21, 2016 - Sonatype Maps the JavaScript Genome for DevOps

Sonatype has mapped out the JavaScript genome to help organizations with high-velocity, automated development practices.

September 26, 2016 - What’s in your code? Why you need a software bill of materials

When developers and suppliers carefully list the tools used to build an application and what third-party components are included, IT can improve software patching and updates.


September 21, 2016 - 14 DevOps Leaders Join Forces

CloudBees, Sonatype, GitHub, CA Technologies and 10 other IT solutions and service providers have announced that they are forming an alliance with the goal of making it easier for enterprises to adopt the software stack needed to implement DevOps in their organizations.

September 15, 2016 - Jenkins World: CloudBees, DevOps Express, the Blue Ocean project, and Undo’s Live Recorder

Fourteen DevOps technology leaders announced a new initiative to streamline DevOps adoption at this week’s Jenkins World. The new DevOps Express aims to help answer key questions such as where to start, what a typical DevOps stack looks like, how to learn from others, how to minimize risk, and how to ensure technologies will work together.
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September 15, 2016 - 14 DevOps vendors link up to simplify enterprise adoption of 'best of breed' tools

DevOps Express initiative aims to streamline the way enterprises transform their software development and delivery processes to DevOps.

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September 14, 2016 - Sonatype und CloudBees starten DevOps Express-Initiative

14 Branchenführer haben sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Kundenzufriedenheit mit "kampferprobten" nativen DevOps-Lösungen zu verbessern.

August 19, 2016 - Derek Weeks: A closer look at software supply chain

The software world is being flooded with open source product. In fact, the federal government has an open-source-first policy. But maybe it's time to stop and think about sources of open source. Where does all that code originate? The software supply chain. That's something Derek Weeks, vice president and DevOps advocate at Sonatype, looks at carefully. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin.


July 22, 2016 - Protecting the open source software supply chain

What: The 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain report from Sonatype detailing the use of open source components in software. Why: Because 80 to 90 percent of today’s software applications are made of component parts, and increasingly, open source components,  defect rates and security and quality issues abound within the software supply chain. Adopting supply chain automation principles, however, could reduce vulnerabilities.


July 12, 2016 - Report: 1 in 16 Java Components Have Security Defects

Sonatype has just released its second annual report on managing open source components. The "2016 State of the Software Supply Chain" report is available now, and well worth reading.

July 11, 2016 - Enterprise software developers continue to use flawed code in apps

Companies that develop enterprise applications download over 200,000 open-source components on average every year -- and one in 16 of those components has security vulnerabilities.


July 11, 2016 - Enterprise software developers continue to use flawed code in apps

The use of third-party code in enterprise software projects is growing fast, but the used code often has known flaws. 
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July 11, 2016 - Report: Enterprises more reliant on open source and third-party software components

The software supply chain is booming and enterprises are frequently turning to open source and third party software components to decrease the amount of code they have to write, which helps accelerate deployment cycles, according to Sonatype’s 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain report released Monday.

July 11, 2016 - Room for Application Security Improvement

Application security suffers from the indiscriminate use of open source software components, finds Sonatype research.

July 11, 2016 - The State of the Software Supply Chain report

Open-source software is being used more than ever, yet practices for sourcing the software are inefficient and vulnerabilities are pervasive, according to a report from supply-chain automation provider Sonatype. 

April 13, 2016 - Sonatype launches new Nexus Universal Repository Manager

Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today released the latest version of Nexus Repository, adding free support for seven of the most popular software component types. Additionally, Sonatype announced that Nexus Repository has now surpassed 100,000 active installations, including a majority of the Fortune 100, and continues to experience massive growth in usage. 

Feb 4, 2016 — Goldman Sachs Leads $30M Round in Sonatype

Goldman Sachs has led a $30 million investment in software developer Sonatype to help protect the quality of its open source software.

Feb 4, 2016 — Md.-based cyber firm picks up $30 million led by Goldman Sachs

Jackson said helping Goldman with its own software infrastructure led to the financing announced Thursday. If the institution hadn’t been a customer, he says, “they probably never would have found us.”

Feb 4, 2016 — Goldman Sachs Leads $30 Million Investment in Software Supply Chain Fixer

Don Duet, who co-leads the tech division at Goldman, cited the growing importance of open source code at his company as justification for the deal. “Today, open source components underpin a vast majority of our most mission-critical applications at the firm,” he said in a statement.

Feb 4, 2016 — Sonatype Snares $30 Million Investment Led By Goldman Sachs

Sonatype, a company that helps customers create automated, policy-driven software component security, announced a $30 million round today led by Goldman Sachs.

Dec 15, 2015 — Unwritten Rules of Hacking

Sonatype CTO Josh Corman is featured in CNN Money news segment from DefCon 2015 in Las Vegas, discussing white hat hacking as a force for good.

Dec 14, 2015 — Safer Open Source Code Inside The Enterprise – Sonatype Nexus Firewall

Given this new proliferation of open source software components, we are starting to see automation controls come forward to help control these essentially dynamic and constantly developing code bases. 

Nov 20, 2015 — Who let security into DevOps?

Josh Corman featured in a series that covers DevOps and SecOps, and securing the Internet of Things.

Nov 13, 2015 — Thousands of Java applications vulnerable to nine-month-old remote code execution exploit

A popular Java library has a serious vulnerability, discovered over nine months ago, that continues to put thousands of Java applications and servers at risk of remote code execution attacks.

Nov 13, 2015 — Twistlock Partners with Sonatype on Container Security

Twistlock have also partnered with Sonatype in order to help developers keep vulnerabilities out of the ‘left hand side’ of the image creation process.

Aug 18, 2015 — All the cyberattacks on the U.S. government (that we know of)

Federal agencies have suffered at least a dozen major data breaches or network intrusions since 2007. What's troubling is, experts say these are high-tech attacks trending toward an old-fashioned end: Espionage.

Aug 14, 2015 — Sonatype CTO, Josh Corman, interviewed on Fox Business News about a recent Verizon phone bill hack.

Sonatype CTO, Josh Corman, is interviewed on Fox Business News about cyber security and recent hacks on vehicles, medical devices and now a Verizon phone bill with a $117,000 charge.

Aug 12, 2015 — CNBC Interview with Sonatype CTO, Josh Corman, about cyber security

CNBC interviews Sonatype CTO, Josh Corman, about a suspected Russian attack on the Pentagon with a discussion about the broader implications of cyber security.

Jul 20, 2015 — When Good Code Goes Bad

Unlike other industries that rely on supply from other organizations, software development has no clear way to understand when an open source or proprietary component 'part' is found to be defective.

Jun 23, 2015 — Programmers are copying security flaws into your software, researchers warn

Programmers -- the people who create the software -- don't write all their code from scratch, instead borrowing freely from others' work. The problem: they're not vetting the code for security problems.

Jun 16, 2015 — Software Applications Have on Average 24 Vulnerabilities Inherited from Buggy Components

Many commercial software companies and enterprise in-house developers are churning out applications that are insecure by design due to the rapid and often uncontrolled use of open-source components.

Jun 1, 2015 — Sonatype Facilitates DevOps Approach to App Dev

Applications are rarely built from scratch today, but rather tend to leverage myriad tools and libraries as organizations increasingly move to a rapid deployment DevOps style of IT.

May 18, 2015 — Learning by Example: What software developers can learn from Toyota about supply chains

Software developers can learn a lot from the example of car manufacturing. Both stand to benefit from reducing the complexity in their supply chains and gaining more control over the parts they use.

Jan 23, 2015 — Growing Open Source Use Heightens Enterprise Security Risks

The data breaches disclosed earlier this month at Park ‘N Fly and, two major airport parking services, highlight the continuing risk that enterprises face from using open-source software in their environments without a plan for managing it.

Jan 21, 2015 — How secure are your open source-based systems?

The Cyber Supply Chain and Transparency Act of 2014 requires any supplier of software to the federal government to identify which third-party and open source components are used and verify that they do not include known vulnerabilities for which a less vulnerable alternative is available.