There have been countless security breaches in this recent age of cybercrime. Data breaches, small or large, can cause significant damage to the reputation of the company while presenting unfathomable legal and financial ramifications. With open source adoption, teams have a greater responsibility to ensure that the software used is patched as soon as vulnerabilities are detected. Moreover, the later in the development cycle that a vulnerability is detected, the more expensive it is to remedy. Companies often spend additional money and resources on vulnerability detection tools to speed up this process. But what if there isn’t a patch available immediately or you can’t anticipate when it will be available? What if the open source developer isn’t actively maintaining the code included in your application? In such circumstances, externally facing or mission-critical apps are particularly on the line. Teams could spend weeks analyzing how the vulnerability affects their code in order to find replacement solutions. Or as a last resort, they may even have to temporarily take down their application—causing considerable financial implications. Inevitably, the risks with open source tend to be high, and enterprises are obligated to stay vigilant and address issues promptly.