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Fred Bals

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Fred is a senior technical writer at Synopsys. He is a Mini Cooper fanboy and has worked for both Google and Bob Dylan at various points in his career.


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Why developers need a supplemental source to NVD vulnerability data

The NVD is a good source for open source vulnerability data. But with an average 27-day reporting delay, it shouldn’t be your only source of information.

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5 key takeaways from the 2020 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis report

Our analysis of 1,250+ codebases reveals trends in open source use, security, and license compliance that affect development, security, and legal teams.

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Open source software use grows in Germany, but compliance and risk management need improvement

A new report from Bitkom reveals that among companies that use open source, many aren’t sure of the best way to approach open source risk management.

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Code quality and maintenance: Emerging risks of open source use

You know that static analysis can find code quality defects in your proprietary code. But what are you doing to manage your open source code quality risk?

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There’s no such thing as TMI when it comes to open source software

“Vulnerabilities in the Core,” a report from the Linux Foundation and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, offers insight into open source use.

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Taking the next step in your application security program

Already using static code analysis? Try boosting your application security program with software composition analysis to automate open source management.

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Coverity & Black Duck together. Better. Faster. Stronger.

Using static code analysis (SAST) and software composition analysis (SCA) together makes your software development process better, faster, and stronger.

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What is a software bill of materials?

With a software bill of materials (software BOM), you can respond quickly to the security, license, and operational risks that come with open source use.

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JDA Software: Extending their SDLC to remediate open source issues

Smart organizations in the business of building software need to use a mix of application testing tools to ensure their code is high-quality and secure.

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3 takeaways from “Managing the Business Risks of Open Source” webinar

Managing open source risk is essential today, when open source use is abundant but can threaten your business. Here are three key points from our webinar.

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