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  • Product Release

Phylum Launches Ruby, Python, and new UI/UX

We recently launched a major redesign of the product and rolled out new languages, including Ruby and Python.  Read on for more detail about these exciting new updates that are now integrated into...

Aaron Bray, CEO
Aaron Bray, CEO - September 16, 2021
Abandoned
  • Technical

What Is "Abandonware" and Is It a Security Risk?

The open-source ecosystem is vast and replete with projects at all stages of development. There are nascent projects that are just getting started and toy projects that were never really intended for...

Eric Freitag, Chief Engineer
Eric Freitag, Chief Engineer - September 9, 2021
  • Technical

Design Matters: How We Created Phylum’s Risk Score for Open-Source Packages

Generating meaningful scores for open-source packages is extremely complex. Effective scoring for risk and reputation needs to incorporate disparate pieces of information while also accounting for...

Aaron Bray, CEO
Aaron Bray, CEO - August 31, 2021
  • Technical

Detecting Potential Bad Actors in GitHub

The vast open-source software ecosystem contains millions of packages and tens of millions of contributing authors. This is both the strength and the weakness of open-source software: its...

Chris Tokita, Data Scientist
Chris Tokita, Data Scientist - August 27, 2021
Your Developer Workforce is Larger Than You Think
  • Software Supply Chain Security

Your Developer Workforce is Larger Than You Think

Do you trust your developers? 

Aaron Bray, CEO
Aaron Bray, CEO - May 18, 2021
Build System and Version Control Compromises - the New Normal
  • Software Supply Chain Security

Build System and Version Control Compromises - the New Normal

While SolarWinds made headlines within the last few months for the sheer scope of impact, a sharp uptick in build and version control system compromises have followed in the intervening months,...

Aaron Bray, CEO
Aaron Bray, CEO - April 25, 2021
What the History of Software Supply Chain Attacks Says About Today’s Risk
  • Software Supply Chain Security

What the History of Software Supply Chain Attacks Says About Today’s Risk

Despite attracting major media attention in the wake of the recent SolarWinds breach, software supply chain attacks are not a new concept. In this post, we take a look at the last forty years and...

Aaron Bray, CEO
Aaron Bray, CEO - April 21, 2021
Internally Hosted Dependencies: A Losing Battle
  • Software Supply Chain Security

Internally Hosted Dependencies: A Losing Battle

There are well-known issues and uncertainties that come with third-party dependencies such as stale libraries containing vulnerabilities, malicious authors, and poorly-vetted contributions. As a...

Aaron Bray, CEO
Aaron Bray, CEO - March 23, 2021
  • Software Supply Chain Security

Repo Jacking: Hidden Danger in Broken Links

When contemplating the dangers of 3rd party libraries, there are a lot of things you can't control. While issues related to direct contribution or account compromises are certainly things to look out...

Aaron Bray, CEO
Aaron Bray, CEO - March 17, 2021
How to Understand and Defend Against SolarWinds-Type Attacks
  • Software Supply Chain Security

How to Understand and Defend Against SolarWinds-Type Attacks

In late 2020, one of the most devastating cyber attacks of the last decade was discovered: the SolarWinds breach. It was a notable event for two primary reasons. First, the threat actors achieved an...

Aaron Bray, CEO
Aaron Bray, CEO - January 9, 2021
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