Managing software security and development risk in today’s evolving market is a difficult yet crucial requirement—one that many organizations are not effectively addressing, as evidenced by the latest headlines disclosing a series of data breaches of personal information.

The Coverity Scan Open Source Webcast details the changing landscape of open source and commercial software development, including how established development practices are slowly improving the state of software—and how they can be improved so that companies and individuals can write clean, effective software while minimizing the risk of becoming tomorrow’s headline.

Listen in to learn how:

  • Commercial code is more compliant to security standards than open source code
  • Defect density (defects per 1,000 lines of code) of open source code and commercial code has continued to improve since 2013
  • OpenSSL utilized Coverity Scan during their post-Heartbleed investigation
  • Early adoption of complimentary tools addressing legacy and newly written code is now truly a necessity
  • A responsible shift in best practices by open source leaders such as Linux, LibreOffice, NetBSD, and Apache Hadoop are helping to improve the general state of all open source software –highlighted by the improvements found in defect density from 2013 to 2014
Register for the 2014 Coverity Open Source Report Webcast to learn more about these changing dynamics within the open source community and discover how security and quality continue to improve!

Featured Speakers:

Dhaval Shah, Senior Product Manager, Synopsys

Dhaval has a long history in the hardware and software field. He has previously worked and  advanced multiple Windows OS releases at Microsoft while also extensively helping to improve User and Kernel mode software stacks at numerous startups. He received his Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and has enjoyed working to improve and better secure software for over 10 years.

Jon Jarboe, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Synopsys

Jon has been improving software development tools for over 20 years, in contexts ranging from embedded systems to enterprise applications.  He is a passionate advocate for the quality, security, and productivity benefits of disciplined software testing throughout the SDLC. He greatly enjoys his role in the Synopsys software group, which provides the opportunity to understand the challenges faced by development teams, to influence the development of tools to address those challenges, and to help others understand how disciplined testing can improve development velocity and agility while simultaneously improving quality, security, and efficiency.

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Find out how the open source community has continued to improve industry standards for security and quality