Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 05-07-2013

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Vulnerable Applications  Although application security is vital, a whopping 70% of applications analyzed by Veracode are not in compliance with company security policies.

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Apps Are Getting Weaker, Not Stronger  Unfortunately, the rate of applications that are kept insecure actually increased. Last year, 60% of all applications failed to meet security standards.

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Blame It On SQL  How safe are your databases? 32% of all attacks against companies occurred via an SQL injection.

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Compromised Users  Three of the largest SQL injection attacks last year resulted in millions of e-mail addresses, user names and passwords being exposed.

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

SQL Injections Are Getting Easier  The latest data shows that exploiting SQL injections has become extremely easy, making it simple for so-called "everyday hackers" to cause problems. In fact, 30% of their attacks will be SQL injections.

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Mobile Is Also Problem  Don't forget about smartphones and other mobile devices. According to the latest data, cryptographic attacks represent 64% of all assaults on Google's Android platform.

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Apple's iOS Isn't Much Better  Although Android is generally believed to be less secure than iOS, 58% of attacks on iOS are "cryptographic issues."

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Security Analysts In Demand   One thing is clear: Companies are investing more in security. In fact, hiring for security analysts is expected to rise by 22% between 2013 and 2020.

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Viruses Decline As a Threat   Viruses used to be one of companies’ biggest concerns when it came to data losses, but just 2% of all root causes are viruses nowadays.

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow  One security problem for many businesses is the high turnover rate for chief information security officers; their average tenure at a company is just 18 months.

Software Gets More Insecure, Not Less