2024 Open Source Security And Risk Analysis Report

Guide to securing an open source supply chain.


This report offers recommendations to help creators and consumers of open source software manage it responsibly, especially in the context of securing the software supply chain. Whether a consumer or provider of software, you are part of the software supply chain, and need to safeguard the applications you use from upstream as well as downstream risk. In the following pages, we examine:

  • Persistent open source security concerns
  • Why developers need to improve at keeping open source components up-to-date
  • The need for a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) for software supply chain management
  • How to protect against the security and IP compliance risk introduced by AI coding tools

For nearly a decade, the major theme of the “Open Source Security and Risk Analysis” (OSSRA) report has been Do you know what’s in your code? In 2024, it’s a question more important than ever before. With the prevalence of open source and the rise in AI-generated code, more and more applications are now built with third-party code.

Without a complete view of what’s in your code, neither you, your vendors, nor your end users can be confident about what risks your software may contain. Securing the software supply chain begins with knowing what open source components are in your code, as well as identifying their respective licenses, code quality, and potential vulnerabilities.

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