The scorecard can be used to review the open-source software projects to get the pass or fail checks. It is an automated security tool that analyses open-source projects and gets the risk score on them for security checks.
The new release of Scorecard v2 is packed with other features along with checking the security of the open-source projects. This is a great way to reduce the manual efforts to access the risks of the projects so that the developers can come up with an alternative or improve the code.
Here are the major features that are added to Scorecard v2.
The new version includes several new checks that ensure the developers about the security of the project. Following this, Google’s Know, Prevent, Fix framework can be embraced.
The quality assurance and testing teamwork on the code to ensure that it is to the point that includes the security factor. However, the codebase can still go undetected, which can create issues for the users. Scorecard v2 come with the continuous integration/continuous deployment pipeline properties that can find the errors instantly.
There are contributors to the open-source software that can compromise the accounts and can produce a threat to the software. The code reviews can help in analysing such breaches and get Branch-Protection checks.
It is essential to work on the dependencies to mitigate the risks of the software. Hence, the system must declare the dependencies that allow developers to assess the risks of the system. This can be achieved easily with Scorecard 2.0.
There might be possibilities that the software developers are using the compromised code to develop the system. In such a case, the Scorecard’s Token-Permission can verify the codes mitigating the risk.