Chance that flaws will ever be dealt with diminishes the longer they stick around

5-23-10

More than half of all security findings (56%) are fixed, but a focus on fixing new findings while neglecting aging flaws leads to increasing security debt, according to Veracode research. After analyzing more than 85,000 applications across more than 2,300 companies worldwide, the research found that fixing vulnerabilities has become just as much a part of the development process as improving functionality, suggesting developers are shifting their mindset to view the security of their code as equal to other value metrics.

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