Address The Software Security Problem
Ninety-nine percent of applications have one or more vulnerabilities, according to the 2013 Application Vulnerability Trends Report issued by Campbell, Calif.-based application security firm Cenzic. The firm found that the median number of vulnerabilities per tested application is 13. Many of the high-profile data breaches over the past several months were the result of a common Web application vulnerability. While it may be impossible to eradicate all flaws in Web applications, software security experts say eliminating the most commonly targeted errors could help mitigate the risk of many automated attacks and cause some hackers to move on to easier pickings.