More than half take three Months to remediate flaws, according to a joint survey by Waratek at Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit
NEW YORK – June 25, 2015 – Waratek, the application protection and management company, today announced the results of a survey conducted at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2015. Two-thirds of senior security professionals polled said they remediate 40 percent or less of the security vulnerabilities discovered by software application security testing (SAST) tools. Meanwhile, 50 percent of respondents reported that it takes their organization three months (23%) or more (27%) to fix security flaws in their applications.
“We expected the number of known vulnerabilities being fixed by enterprises would be low, but were surprised by the sheer volume that are never addressed. The amount of time it takes to remediate those that are being corrected was even more disturbing,” said Brian Maccaba, CEO of Waratek. “The fact that software application security testing tools are unable to remediate the vulnerabilities they detect is a major reason why organizations are only able to fix 40 percent or less of the flaws they know exist.”
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