Open-source software is one of the most innovative developments of the past few decades. Open-source is code that is publicly available and editable. While this sounds dangerous for security, it can actually significantly improve it by allowing anyone to fix errors. Applying the open-source methodology of collaboration to cybersecurity can greatly affect everyone’s security.

When the Internet was new, issues of security and credential theft were primary concerns. Now, consumers are pressuring vendors to be transparent with data collection, vulnerability disclosure and security weaknesses. Open source provides transparency, but more is still needed to develop collaboration between the communities.

I have developed applications to provide the privacy and protection that organizations need, using open source much more securely and cost-effectively than the proprietary alternatives. Here are some tips organizations can use to realize the benefits of the open-source development model, proactively protecting your users and assets.

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