The massive size of the WordPress plugins ecosystem is starting to show signs of rot, as yet another incident has been reported involving the sale of old abandoned plugins to new authors who immediately proceed to add a backdoor to the original code.
Topic: Cyber Supply Chain
Software assurance (SwA) is the “level of confidence that software functions as intended and is free of vulnerabilities, either intentionally or unintentionally designed or inserted as part of the software, throughout the life cycle.”  The latest change to Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System
Modern weapons systems have depended on microelectronics since the inception of integrated circuits over fifty years ago. Today, most electronics contain programmable components of ever increasing complexity. At the same time, the Department of Defense (DoD) has become a far less influential buyer in a vast, globalized supplier base.3 Consequently, assuring