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Responsible AI Licenses (RAIL): Here's What You Need to Know

Responsible AI Licenses (RAIL) are a class of licenses created with the intention of preventing harmful or unethical uses of artificial intelligence while also allowing for the free and open sharing of models between those who intend to use and improve them for authorized purposes. Anyone can make their own version of RAIL for their model, and in doing so can create more or less restrictions than those detailed in the template licenses.

NVD Update: More Problems, More Letters, Some Questions Answered

The past week has been a wild ride for those following all the hot goss’ on the National Vulnerability Database. Previously on The Code and the Vulnerable, we reported on the NVD slowdown that began in mid February. Since then, the NVD has been adding new CVEs, but has only enriched (with important information like CVSS and CPE) a very small fraction of them. If you need a breakdown of all these acronyms, definitely check out that first blog on this topic.

Getting Started with Software Dependency Management

Dependency management is a broad topic encompassing, among other things, keeping an inventory of dependencies, removing unused dependencies, and fixing conflicts between dependencies. In this article, we will focus on one large part of software dependency management that devs can do easily and with great results: updating dependencies.

Mend.io and Sysdig Launch Joint Solution for Container Security

Today at the RSA Conference 2024, Mend.io and Sysdig unveiled a joint solution to helping developers, DevOps, and security teams accelerate secure software delivery from development to deployment. The new integration incorporates runtime context from Sysdig with Mend Container to provide users with superior, end-to-end, and risk-based vulnerability prioritization and remediation across development and production environments.

Quick Guide to the OWASP OSS Risk Top 10

CVEs, or known and cataloged software vulnerabilities, dominate the discussion about open source software (OSS) risk. In 2016, 6,457 CVEs were reported. That number has grown every year since, reaching 28,961 CVEs reported in 2023—an increase of nearly 4.5 times in just seven years. 2024 is already on track to beat 2023, and we will likely see even faster growth once AI is earnestly set to the task of finding vulnerabilities (not to mention creating them).

What Makes Containers Vulnerable?

When looking for sensitive information and other valuable assets, attackers rarely access their target directly. Instead, they find vulnerabilities in other components and use them to weave through the system and escalate privileges where they can. Because containers add a layer of complexity to already large and complex applications, the attack surface is increased, giving threat actors more to work with.

NVD's Backlog Triggers Public Response from Cybersec Leaders

Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about how the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) is seriously behind in enriching CVEs. On LinkedIn, Mastodon, and other social sites, the NVD’s mounting backlog and what should be done about it has become a hot topic of conversation within the cybersecurity community.

OWASP Top 10 for LLM Applications: A Quick Guide

Published in 2023, the OWASP Top 10 for LLM Applications is a monumental effort made possible by a large number of experts in the fields of AI, cybersecurity, cloud technology, and beyond. OWASP contributors came up with over 40 distinct threats and then voted and refined their list down to the ten most important vulnerabilities.

What You Need to Know About Hugging Face

The risk both to and from AI models is a topic so hot it’s left the confines of security conferences and now dominates the headlines of major news sites. Indeed, the deluge of frightening hypotheticals can make AI feel like we are navigating an entirely new frontier with no compass. And to be sure, AI poses a lot of unique challenges to security, but remember: Both the media and AI companies have a vested interest in upping the fright hype to keep people talking.