Most security professionals understand the importance of finding and eliminating application vulnerabilities. Yet, based on the rate of exploitation of vulnerable websites, it appears that web application protections have been neglected, because of underfunding or lack of focus. Making the argument for better application security isn?t easy. Convincing management to spend on something as ethereal as security requires metrics and tools that demonstrate the efficiencies that secure web application
Many businesses today, from small retail organizations to large enterprises, are struggling with Web application security. Many organizations do not fully understand the risks of Web application attacks and arcane references like "OWASP Top 10" simply confuse them even more. With the prevalence of Web application hacks in the news, the top questions asked by many are "How likely are we to be hacked?" and "What can we do to defend ourselves?"
WhiteHat Security's Website Security Statistics Report provides a one-of-a-kind perspective on the state of website security and the issues that organizations must address in order to conduct business online safely.
Website security is an ever-moving target. New website launches are common, new code is released constantly, new Web technologies are created and adopted every day; as a result, new attack techniques are frequently disclosed that can put every online business at risk. In