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In yet another sign of the exploding potential of developer cybersecurity, the San Francisco startup FOSSA is launching a new product alongside the announcement of a fresh $23.2 million Series B round of funding on Wednesday.    

FOSSA, an acronym for “free open-source software auditing,” helps developers find open-source computer code to integrate into the software they are building, and counts Uber, Motorola, and Verizon among its customers. The new round will help the company address cybersecurity vulnerabilities in open-source computer code through a new product, ultimately helping to prevent future data breaches and hacks at the development stage. 

Developers often need guidelines on how to use the free, publicly available open source software made available on platforms such as GitHub, and FOSSA’s technology provides those guidelines and helps its customers audit the code that their hundreds, or thousands, of engineers are using, says CEO Kevin Wang. The broad use of open-source computer code has sped up software production considerably, says Wang, but it also created “what is basically a massive new surface area” for hackers to attack.

The new product, FOSSA Security Management, will help enterprises prevent vulnerabilities in software development by showing developers in a dashboard a history of …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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