Traditional applications continue to introduce risks into the enterprise, and the number of serious vulnerabilities has increased across most sectors, according to WhiteHat Security. The 2018 Application Security Statistics Report: The Evolution of the Secure Software Lifecycle found that in addition to traditional applications, the vulnerabilities in agile development frameworks, micro-services, application programming interfaces (APIs) and cloud architectures also pose security challenges.
While the financial, healthcare and retail sectors have seen some improvements, all major industries struggle with long windows of exposure. When combined with the length of time to fix vulnerabilities, these factors have elevated risk levels beyond those of last year’s report.
By Kacy Zurkus
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