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Is Open Source for you ?

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As the name suggests, open source software is a computer program whose source code is available free of cost to general users for use or modification. However there are Pros and Cons for using Open Source. This slide deck helps us to explore the safety with of using Free and Open Source Technology.

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Is Open Source for you ?

  1. 1. What are the Security Risks associated with Open Source Software ?
  2. 2. Don’t get scared, probably you are Safe! As the name suggests, open source software is a computer program whose source code is available free of cost to general users for use or modification. The pros of open source software are multiple: • It allows the user to function independently • The chances of bug detection and removal are higher • It frees up significant investment costs for the company • The program can be effectively customized
  3. 3. Why is open source a security threat ? The absence of SCRUTINY Lack of reliable SOURCES Lack of qualified and motivated USERS Lack of accountability and SUPPORT
  4. 4. Does this mean open source is not Enterprise-Ready? Source http://suyati.com/what-are-the-security-risks-associated-with-open-source-software/
  5. 5. Source http://suyati.com/what-are-the-security-risks-associated-with-open-source-software/ Companies who wish to implement open source as a part of their software stack need to follow certain rules to quell security risks A strong security policy Maintain Enterprise environment A thorough evaluation procedure Be aware of unnecessary services
  6. 6. There's more to it… For more information on Free and Open Source Source http://suyati.com/what-are-the-security-risks-associated-with-open-source-software/
  7. 7. Thank you For any queries on Free and Open Source jghosh@suyati.com http://suyati.com/contactus/

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