2021 Application Security Report [Fortinet]

The 2021 Application Security Report is based on a comprehensive global survey of 344 cybersecurity professionals. This report reveals that the expanded use of applications for business-critical applications, combined with the increased pace of application changes that come with DevOps methodologies, has created security challenges for organizations.

The responses we received highlight the need to invest in application security tools and processes that can be easily deployed and managed.

Key findings include:

• Only 43% of organizations are very or extremely confident about their application security, with protecting data (46%) as a top concern.
• Forty-three percent of organizations confirmed they experienced application breaches or compromises in the past. More than a third of respondents (35%), however, acknowledged that they did not know when the last breach occurred.
• With an average of 25 software updates being published into production every month, consistent and frequent threat and vulnerability testing is critical. Only 21% of respondents
confirmed that they test every time the code changes.
• Lack of skilled personnel tops the list of barriers that organizations are facing when securing their web applications (46%).

We would like to thank Fortinet for supporting this important industry research project.

We hope you find this report informative and helpful as you continue your efforts in securing your web applications.

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