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Future of commercial open source software still unclear

  
  
  

Without question, open source software continues to grow more popular around the world. Individuals and organizations from every region and sector now leverage these tools for a wide range of purposes and experience significant benefits as a result.

Government use of open source increasing

  
  
  

The U.S. government has long had a reputation for slowness to adapt to new technologies. The massive size and scope of federal bureaucracy slows the government's reaction time. Yet despite this reputation, there are plenty of examples of government departments taking proactive steps to embrace new IT initiatives in order to improve their performance and capabilities.

GSA plans to prioritize open source for future IT needs

  
  
  

As the advantages offered by open source software strategies become increasingly clear, many organizations in the public sector are turning to this approach. In terms of both performance and cost-effectiveness, open source is often the ideal choice for government agencies.

OpenLogic update for Shellshock

  
  
  

OpenLogic has taken all necessary measures to ensure our customers are protected from the critical vulnerabilities represented by CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169, also known as Shellshock. All OpenLogic infrastructures have been updated and patched to protect from exploitation by Shellshock:

Latest open source vulnerability further highlights importance of security

  
  
  

Earlier this year, the discovery of the Heartbleed vulnerability caused a tremendous amount of discussion and worry around open source security. While some argued that this incident revealed that open source is not as reliable as originally thought, most experts believed that Heartbleed was essentially an anomaly, one that would drive companies and IT personnel to improve their security efforts.

We're at the Data Security eConference next week

  
  
  

Software security is making headlines today, whether it’s the exposure of private information or critical systems being compromised. It’s more important than ever for organizations to understand why secure code matters and how to create safer applications.

Australia’s Department of Immigration sees results with open source

  
  
  

As open source software continues to grow in popularity, more and more organizations are realizing the advantages offered by these solutions. A key example of the potential inherent to such an approach can be found in Australia, where the Department of Immigration recently leveraged open source to achieve major results on a tight budget, iTnews reported.

Best practices needed to ensure open source security

  
  
  

As open source software continues to gain prominence, organizations around the world are beginning to realize that they need a new approach to security. The more popular and important open source software becomes, the more it will be targeted, and the greater the likelihood that any vulnerabilities will be exploited by cybercriminals.

Heartbleed raises more open source security challenges for federal government

  
  
  

The discovery of the Heartbleed OpenSSL security vulnerability in April seems like old news at this point, but its impact continues to reverberate. Countless firms have been affected by this revelation, and few have fully put the open source flaw behind them.

Homeland Security turning to open source software to improve security

  
  
  

The Homeland Security Agency is primarily dedicated to protecting the United States from external threats. While these efforts have typically centered on the physical realm, now the DHS is turning its attention to the digital realm. As ZDNet contributor Steve J. Vaughan-Nichols recently highlighted, the DHS now offers a service specifically designed to help organizations examine open source software code for potential security threats.

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