The Case for Memory Safe Roadmaps

Other | 12/06/2023

Memory safety vulnerabilities are the most prevalent type of disclosed software vulnerability. They are a class of well-known and common coding errors that malicious actors routinely exploit. These vulnerabilities represent a major problem for the software industry as they cause manufacturers to continually release security updates and their customers to continually patch. These vulnerabilities persist despite software manufacturers historically expending significant resources attempting to reduce their prevalence and impact through various methods, including analyzing, patching, publishing new code and investing in training programs for developers. Customer organizations expend significant resources responding to these vulnerabilities through onerous patch management programs and incident response activities.

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