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It’s unanimous, Web application security has arrived

Jeremiah Grossman has posted an entry discussing the various security reports and how they are labeling web application security as a primary concern.

"It’s unanimous. Web application security is the #1 avenue of attack according to basically every industry data security report available (IBM, Websense, Sophos, MessageLabs, Cisco, APWG, MITRE, Symantec, Trend Micro, SecureWorks, ScanSafe, IC3). This is in addition to reports specifically focusing on custom Web application vulnerabilities (WhiteHat Security, WASC, Accunetix). SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting are routinely cited as the biggest issues, the ones we can’t apply patches to defend against. Perhaps what we’ve learned in 2008, as pointed out by Gunnar Peterson and Gary McGraw, is we’re spending on the wrong problem. Roughly $150MM in software security products & services versus the lopsided billions annually on network security. 2009 will give us another opportunity to make a difference.

From the mountain of statistics available I've saved several interesting quotes to reference in 2009."

Read more: http://jeremiahgrossman.blogspot.com/2008/12/its-unanimous.html


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