Improving Open-source Software Security for Java Developers
Whether it be next-generation supply chain attacks like the Codecov incident or social engineering attempts to deliberately introduce vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel code, threats against developers are consistently evolving and come from least expected places.
The introduction of vulnerable code in an upstream repository or a published release – whether intentional or not, can threaten the security of the wider software supply chain, especially for open-source components that are trusted and consumed by thousands.
Therefore, introducing automatic pre-flight security checks before a component enters the distribution stage can help spread awareness among software publishers and highlight insights that might have otherwise been missed.
Bringing awareness to security issues lurking in applications in this way safeguards the wider software supply chain from known bugs and vulnerable dependencies.
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How API Platforms Can Drive Digital Transformations
However, modern API platforms (or “smart operational datastores” or “digital integration hubs”) powered by in-memory computing can enable businesses to aggregate data from multiple cloud-based and on-premises systems and query the aggregated data in real-time. By doing so, the API platform can:
- Decouple frontend and backend systems, enabling much easier changes to the applications and data sources
- Minimize the limitations of siloed data, allowing businesses to analyze information across the entire business in real-time
- Enable previously impossible real-time business processes, such as creating real-time 360-degree customer views
- Power previously unavailable application functionality and increase operational flexibility while lowering costs
- Reduce API calls to operational and analytical systems and SaaS applications, potentially reducing costs and complexity
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