Open source code is being used to accelerate time-to-market, but security teams are often unaware of the impact this can have on their environments.

Trend Micro Guest Blogger

September 14, 2020

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Identifying security threats, including open source vulnerabilities, early can be difficult–especially when you’re running multiple security tools across disparate business units and cloud projects. When it comes to protecting cloud-native applications, separating legitimate risks from noise and distractions is often a real challenge.

That’s why forward-thinking organizations look at things a little differently. They want to help their application developers and security operations (SecOps) teams implement unified strategies for optimal protection. This is where a newly expanded partnership from Trend Micro and Snyk can help.

Dependencies Create Risk

In today’s cloud-native development streams, the insatiable need for faster iterations and time-to-market can impact both downstream and upstream workflows. As a result, code reuse and dependence on third-party libraries has grown, and with it the potential security, compliance and reputational risk organizations are exposing themselves to.

Just how much risk is associated with open source software today? According to Snyk research, vulnerabilities in open source software have increased 2.5x in the past three years. What’s more, a recent report claimed to have detected a 430% year-on-year increase in attacks targeting open source components, with the end goal of infecting the software supply chain. While open source code is therefore being used to accelerate time-to-market, security teams are often unaware of the scope and impact this can have on their environments.

Managing Open Source Risk

This is why cloud security leader Trend Micro and Snyk, a specialist in developer-first open source security, have extended their partnership with a new joint solution. It’s designed to help security teams manage the risk of open source vulnerabilities from the moment code is introduced, without interrupting the software delivery process.

This ambitious achievement helps improve security for your operations teams without changing the way your developer teams work. Trend Micro and Snyk are addressing open source risks by simplifying a bottom-up approach to risk mitigation that brings together developer and SecOps teams under one unified solution. It combines state-of-the-art security technology with collaborative features and processes to eliminate the security blind spots that can impact development lifecycles and business outcomes.

Available as part of Trend Micro Cloud One, the new solution being currently co-developed with Snyk will:

  • Scan all code repositories for vulnerabilities using Snyk’s world-class vulnerability scanning and database

  • Bridge the organizational gap between DevOps and SecOps, to help influence secure DevOps practices

  • Deliver continuous visibility of code vulnerabilities, from the earliest code to code running in production

  • Integrate seamlessly into the complete Trend Micro Cloud One security platform

This unified solution closes the gap between security teams and developers, providing immediate visibility across modern cloud architectures. Trend Micro and Snyk continue to deliver world-class protection that fits the cloud-native development and security requirements of today’s application-focused organizations.

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