Mary Ann Davidson, Chief Security Officer at Oracle, has just published an outstanding article, Those Who Can't Do, Audit, on companies that are now offering static code analysis as a service and why Oracle won't be turning over any of our code to them. Here at Oracle, security is a core part of every product.
While I do work in the Oracle Solaris Security team, we work on software that are typically seen as performing a security based services. For example, I work on the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework - we provide hardware optimized cryptographic algorithms to applications and the rest of the operating system. A pretty standard security function. But, secure coding standards, in-house static analysis, and security considerations need to be a part of the development of the entire operating system.
I think Ms. Davidson said it best: "Oracle cannot – does not – outsource security."
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