Satisfaction With WAFs at Only 40 Percent

Satisfaction With WAFs at Only 40 Percent

A Ponemon study released in 2019 showed that satisfaction with WAFs (Web Application Firewalls) is at 40 percent, and effectiveness of WAFs rated at only 43 percent. The post Satisfaction With WAFs at Only 40 Percent appeared first on K2io ... Read More
2020’s Record Numbers of Vulnerabilities

2020’s Record Numbers of Vulnerabilities

The final numbers for reported vulnerabilities in 2020 are published.  We covered the news when the number of vulnerabilities recorded hit a record for the fourth year in a row.  The US-CERT Vulnerability Database keeps track of new vulnerabilities in production code as they are discovered and assigns each unique ... Read More
What is Web Application Security and Why is it Important?

What is Web Application Security and Why is it Important?

If you're new to web application security and you're looking for a primer to get yourself educated, there's a recent article published by the EC Council that covers the basics of what web applications are, why web application security is important. The post What is Web Application Security and Why ... Read More
35% of External Attacks Occur Through a Web Application

35% of External Attacks Occur Through a Web Application

Back in June of 2020 we wrote about Forrester's new 2020 State of Application Security report.  Back then we focused on the finding that application vulnerabilities were the weakest link in application security.  In this post, we'll talk about the finding that 35% of all external attacks on organizations occurred ... Read More
Ten Ways to Ensure Web Application Security

Ten Ways to Ensure Web Application Security

Analytics Insight ran a recent article on the "Ten ways to ensure web application security," a good reminder that there are many steps an organization can take to ensure security for their web applications in the face of larger numbers of attacks and increasingly sophisticated attacks The post Ten Ways ... Read More
2021 New Year Resolutions for Web Application Security

2021 New Year Resolutions for Web Application Security

As we approach the new year, many of us are hoping for a new normal in 2021, at least something not so crazy as 2020 has been.  Traditionally the new year has also meant a time of reflection, and a time to make resolutions for the new year.  Here at ... Read More
Fourth Record Year in a Row for Vulnerabilities

Fourth Record Year in a Row for Vulnerabilities

On December 15, 2020 we just hit another milestone with the number of vulnerabilities recorded in the US CERT Vulnerability Database (so far in 2020) exceeding the total count in 2019, marking a fourth record year of vulnerabilities discovered in production code. The post Fourth Record Year in a Row ... Read More
Consumption of Public Cloud is Way Ahead of Ability to Secure It

Consumption of Public Cloud is Way Ahead of Ability to Secure It

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, we've seen organizations increase their use of the cloud, partly to accommodate the increase in employees working from home, and partly as the increase they had already been planning on in their move to the cloud.  While companies have been increasing their use of the ... Read More
84% of Companies Have High Risk Vulnerabilities

84% of Companies Have High Risk Vulnerabilities

A recent study from Positive Technologies found that 84% of companies have high risk vulnerabilities that are accessible on the network perimeter.  The results are based on their network perimeter scan of selected corporate information systems, where they scanned 3,514 hosts, including network devices, servers, and workstations. The post 84% ... Read More
Healthcare Data Breaches to Triple in 2021

Healthcare Data Breaches to Triple in 2021

A new report by Black Book Market Research predicts that data breaches in the healthcare industry are likely to triple in volume in the coming year.  The "2020 State of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Industry" report surveyed over 2,400 security professionals. The post Healthcare Data Breaches to Triple in 2021 appeared ... Read More