The State of Application Security 2020

Applications Remain the Top External Attack Method; Don’t Get Complacent

Published February 2021


Forrester analyzed the state of application security in 2020 and found over 75% of external attacks are attributed to web application and software exploits.

This report shines a light on how applications have become the business, resulting in increased emphasis on speed to market and making for attractive attacker targets. As a result, app development has evolved to find efficiencies through automation, API integration, and 3rd party widgets and frameworks to support faster app development. These decentralized interdependencies in have dramatically expanded the threat surface and ultimately increased risk to the business.

Read the report to learn:

  • The importance of defending against seemingly fundamental web application and software exploits in both custom code and open source software
  • Why organizations need to integrate security into the modern development process in order to embrace speed without compromising security

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