Corporate open-source project security, roots in lack of IT innovation? – Network World

Open-source projects may have different security concerns than do COTS (commercial off the shelf) projects, IT control being one.  However, if development life-cycle best practices are in place, through security QA testing, open-source projects should do fine.

Per the  pie chart, the problem may have its roots in lack of IT innovation.  An IT-led initiative would not have a tagline of “who’s in charge of open-source security…?”  When an innovative IT organization has invested up front in mapping out the use of emerging technologies (e.g. open-source), future users of that emerging technology will want to go to IT to lever IT’s existing best practices knowledgebase.

If open-source projects are happening and they aren’t following IT best practices, then it seems logical that these aren’t corporate IT-defined or led projects.

Why not?

Control and security of corporate open-source projects proves difficult – Network World.

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