A new report has revealed a major divide between IT and security professionals regarding the criticality and frequency of application updates, the amount of time required for tuning existing application security solutions, and the number of backlogged vulnerabilities.
The report from Prevoty, titled The Real Root Cause of Breaches – Security and IT Pros at Odds Over AppSec, is the result of a recent survey of over 1,000 IT and security professionals.
Key findings include:
- Half of IT professionals update applications only once every one to six months, while 52% of security professionals update applications at least once a day, if not multiple times a day.
- Both IT and security professionals spend significant amounts of time tuning existing application security solutions, in fact, that’s where security professionals spend over 80% of their time, and IT professionals almost 40 percent of their time, leaving both groups with little time for other duties.
- Security professionals report having up to 5,000 vulnerabilities currently backlogged, while IT professionals state they have NO vulnerability backlog.
Further details can be found in the infographic below:
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