OWASP Software Composition Security

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Project About

PROJECT INFO
What does this OWASP project offer you?
RELEASE(S) INFO
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what is this project?
Name: Software Composition Security
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License: N/A
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
  • Erez Yalon @
how can you learn more?
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Key Contacts
  • Contact Erez Yalon @ to contribute to this project
  • Contact Erez Yalon @ to review or sponsor this project
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OWASP Documentation Project Template

This section should include an overview of what the project is, why the project was started, and what security issue is being addressed by the project deliverable. Some readers may be discouraged from looking further at the project if they do not understand the significance of the security concern that is being addressed, so provide enough context so the average reader will continue on with reading the description. You shouldn't assume the reader will understand the objective by providing security terminology, e.g. this project builds cryptographic algorithms, but should also endeavor to explain what they are used for.

The OWASP Documentation Template Project is a template designed to help Project Leaders create suitable project pages for OWASP Projects. By following the instructional text in red (and then deleting it) it should be easier to understand what information OWASP and the project users are looking for. And it's easy to get started by simply creating a new project from the appropriate project template.

About Software Composition Security

Open source software (OSS) comprises a significant portion of a modern software ecosystem; Gartner reports that 95% of IT organizations consume open source within their mission-critical IT portfolios (Gartner Hype Cycle for Open Source Software 2018). The rapid adoption of open source in software development stems from the ability to leverage the collaborative efforts of a global open source community without having to invest the time and resources into developing a similar piece of software in-house. Yet there are potential risks: the transparent nature of open source can be a clear roadmap for malicious hackers to find vulnerabilities and to craft exploits for popular OSS components; complex open source licenses can put intellectual property at risk; and relying on the open source community to adequately maintain specific component versions can leave development teams exposed to unpatched vulnerabilities across project branches.

Software composition analysis (SCA) is the industry term for the process of detecting open source components within an application, identifying the security vulnerabilities associated with specific component versions, tracking the software licenses associated with them, and evaluating operational risks of a waning open source community. Proper implementation of an SCA solution empowers organizations with greater insight into, and control over, their open source risk exposure. The result: teams involved with application development, security, and deployment can easily identify and remediate OSS vulnerabilities, establish policies for OSS consumption, and monitor for newly discovered vulnerabilities even after existing ones have been addressed.


Licensing

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This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the link GNU Affero General Public License 3.0 as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. OWASP XXX and any contributions are Copyright © by {the Project Leader(s) or OWASP} {Year(s)}.

Roadmap

As of November, 2013, the highest priorities for the next 6 months are:

  • Complete the first draft of the Documentation Project Template
  • Get other people to review the Documentation Project Template and provide feedback
  • Incorporate feedback into changes in the Documentation Project Template
  • Finalize the Documentation Project template and have it reviewed to be promoted from an Incubator Project to a Lab Project

Subsequent Releases will add

  • Internationalization Support
  • Additional Unit Tests
  • Automated Regression tests

Getting Involved

Involvement in the development and promotion of Documentation Project Template is actively encouraged! You do not have to be a security expert or a programmer to contribute. Some of the ways you can help are as follows:

Project Resources

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Project Leader

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Erez Yalon

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