In our recent State of Software Security Volume 9 report, Veracode examined fix rates across 2 trillion lines of code shows that the number of vulnerable applications remains staggeringly high. More than 85 percent of all applications contain at least one vulnerability following the first scan, and more than 13 percent of applications contain at least one very high severity flaw.
One thing is certain: the sheer volume of vulnerabilities present in most organizations’ application portfolios makes it necessary for them to make daily tradeoffs between security, practicality, and speed.
There are just too many vulnerabilities for organizations to tackle all at once, which means it requires smart prioritization to close the riskiest vulnerabilities first. For the first time, our report shows a very strong correlation between high rates of security scanning and lower long-term application risks, which we believe presents a significant piece of evidence for the efficacy of DevSecOps. In fact, the most active DevSecOps programs fix flaws more than 11.5 times faster than the typical organization, due to ongoing security checks during continuous delivery of software builds, largely the result of increased code scanning.
Join guest presenter Amy DeMartine, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research Inc., and Veracode’s Chris Eng as they deliver valuable takeaways for business leaders, security practitioners and development teams seeking to secure their applications. Listeners will learn potential prioritizations and software development methods that could help their organizations reduce risk more quickly.