Cobalt: Orgs have had the same digital security issues for the last 4 years
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Security teams always struggle to remove and prevent well-known issues in the industry effectively. Cobalt’s State of Pentesting report found that security teams faced the same 5 top vulnerabilities for 4 consecutive years.
Organizations are slow to respond to cyber threats, fail to protect their entire portfolio, struggle to find cyber talent, and are not aligned within security and development teams.
25% of respondents said their business takes up to 60 days or more to address low to medium risk vulnerabilities, and a small but nonetheless notable segment (1%) of businesses don’t care at all to correct them. 67% of respondents believe that their slow response to these vulnerabilities creates risks for their business.
Organizations don’t protect their entire portfolio, leaving gaps in their security posture. On average, respondents test – a penetration test security assessment – only 63% of their entire application portfolio. Teams find it difficult to detect anything that escapes internal controls because they cannot test their entire portfolio of applications; 42% say their business does not have the budget to cover it.
86% of those surveyed agreed that it is difficult to find or hire people with the right skills for slope testing. This is a symptom of a larger problem: the established slope test provisioning process makes safety control less accessible.
Insufficient alignment between developers and the security team puts organizations at risk. Only 3 in 10 were able to report that their company’s security and engineering teams were “nested”. Security and engineering teams have work to do to collaborate effectively, which means low-risk vulnerabilities stay exposed longer.
The State of Pentesting report reveals the greatest dangers affecting the cybersecurity community today. Cobalt collected data from more than 1,500 tests conducted in 2020 to learn more about vulnerabilities discovered by companies, then interviewed more than 600 security professionals to learn more about cybersecurity gaps in different industries. and company sizes.
Read the full Cobalt report.
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