Despite risks and side effects: “Open source will become even more important in the future”
The use of open source software and components continues to grow both in companies and in private projects. But this trend comes with its own set of risks and problems. In an interview at DevOpsCon in Munich, Stanislav Sivak, software and security consultant at Synopsys, talks about the common risks for open source, how to avoid them and what role open source plays in the DevOps universe.
“The most common risks for open source are security, legal & operational”
If you want to be in nowadays, you count on open source software (OSS) to stay flexible and avoid reinventing the wheel. Many applications contain more open source code than proprietary code.
In spite of all the risks and possible side effects, Stanislav Sivak, software and security consultant at Synopsys believes that in the future, open source software will become more and more important. Our expert knows that even trends such as serverless can benefit from an open source state of mind. And all this is based on one thing: the culture of sharing.
Stanislav Sivak has held several positions in the IT-security in the last 10 years: starting as a developer, continuing as Linux/database security administrator, however spending most time as a consultant, working for the BIG 4, a small German-based company and he currently focuses on everything around the secure software development lifecycle.