The infographic below, courtesy of Veracode, presents a pretty sobering look at how well public companies are doing with cybersecurity — breaking down the most popular attack vectors and the type of exploits that have been the most successful. The graphic is based on Veracode's "Study of Software Related Cybersecurity Risks in Public Companies" which you download by following the link (requires registration).
Using the Open Web Application Security Project's (OWASP) top 10 critical flaws of web apps to measure against, 84% of companies' web apps were deemed unacceptable. The data collected for this report came from 126 public companies over the last 18 months.
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