In the last 12 months, we’ve witnessed a surge in open source software supply chain attacks.

Pervasiveness of open source in today’s codebases makes it a prime target.

Today 99% of codebases contain at least some element of open source with a growing trend of nearly 445 open source components per code-base. That’s why it has become a target for hackers as they shift their focus towards developers.

Open source is so popular today due to the amount of time and resources available to developers today. Developers are under pressure to deliver apps faster, increasingly turning to open source code so they don’t have to reinvent the wheel and can reuse what has already proven effective. But knowing what open-source components an application contains and the vulnerabilities these might introduce is challenging for any developer.

This problem is only set to get bigger as open source consumption increases; the knock-on impact is that risk also grows. That’s why it’s important to get educated on best practices of these open source libraries and how to prevent attacks.

The eBook covers:

  • Popular or common ways that attackers are manipulating open source packages
  • Different types of supply chain attacks scenarios including Typosquatting, Combosquatting and Repository Jacking
  • Mitigation techniques to overcome these scenarios
  • How developers and security teams can equip themselves better with knowledge and tools

Taking a proactive approach to understanding open source software risks and what the organization is likely being exposed to has never been more important than it is today.

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