MAHWAH, N.J., Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Radware® (NASDAQ:RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, released a new study today titled Radware Research: Web Application Security in a Digitally Connected World. The report takes an in-depth look into how organizations protect their web applications, and identifies clear gaps in security among common DevOps practices, highlights top attack types and vectors, as well as identifies key areas of risk and concern.
The research, which focused on such highly targeted industries as retail, healthcare and financial services, exposes the proliferation of bot-driven Web traffic and its impact on organizations’ application security. In fact, bots conduct more than half (52%) of all Internet traffic flow. For some organizations, bots represent more than 75% of their total traffic. This is a significant finding considering one-in-three (33%) organizations cannot distinguish between ‘good’ bots and ‘bad’ ones.
The report also found that nearly half (45%) of respondents had experienced a data breach in the last year, and 68% are not confident they can keep corporate information safe. What’s more, companies often leave sensitive data under-protected. In fact, 52% do not inspect the traffic that they transfer to-and-from APIs, and 56% do not have the ability to track data once it leaves the company.
Any organization that collects information on European citizens will soon be required to meet the strict data privacy laws imposed by General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). These regulations take effect in May 2018. However, with less than a year until the due date, 68% of organizations are not confident they will be ready to meet these requirements in time.
“It’s alarming that executives at organizations with sensitive data from millions of consumers collectively don’t feel confident in their security,” said Carl Herberger, Vice President of Security Solutions at Radware. “They know the risks, but blind spots continue to pose a threat. Until companies get a handle on where their vulnerabilities are and take steps to protect them, major attacks and data breaches will continue to make headlines.”
According to Dr. Larry Ponemon, "This report clearly shows that pressure to continuously deliver application services limits DevOps' ability to ensure web application security at various stages in the SDLC."
Key Survey Findings Include:
The survey, conducted by Ponemon Research on behalf of Radware, included responses from more than 600 chief information security officers and other security leaders across retail, healthcare, and financial services in six continents.
To read the full report on the survey’s findings, download Radware Research: Web Application Security in a Digitally Connected World Report.
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