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In addition to OWASP finally updating the Top 10 Web Application Risks, this year Mitre also updated their Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Bugs, also known as the CWE Top 25.  One of the interesting things to note about the updated list, is that common vulnerabilities still feature prominently, an indication that we've made little progress in improving the security of our web applications, as has been indicated by other recent studies.

A new article in SDXcentral talks about why WAFs (Web Application Firewalls) are insufficient protection according to a hacker.  The topic of WAFs isn't new to K2 and we've covered their failures in this blog article as well as an article on the dissatisfaction with WAFs in the security community, along with an article about the high levels of maintenance needed for WAFs.  If you think it's K2 that's talking all this doom and gloom about WAFs, even Dark Reading ran an article titled: When WAFs go Wrong.

One of the most common issues with security testing of applications is being inundated with vulnerability reports, containing too many vulnerabilities for a typical development team to handle.  This includes reports from testing tools like SAST (Static Application Security Testing) and DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing). The problem isn't just the volume of vulnerabilities, but the difficulty in determining which vulnerabilities are real (as opposed to false positives), which are just informational, which are severe or critical, which actually exist in the application (as opposed to just in a library that's included but not used by the application), and perhaps most importantly which vulnerabilities are actually exploitable.

A recent article in Reportdoor.com started with these words, "Every Company is Now a Software Company."  With COVID still causing disruption for every organization, this has truly become a truth for every enterprise.  The article focused specifically on the state of web application security, and a report created by Cyentia that reviewed around 100 other security reports to identify how organizations are handling web application security. 

A new article in TechTimes is highlighting the results of a study on the web application security for Insurers in Europe.  The study found that the web applications of major insurance companies in Europe contain security weaknesses.  The study looked at the web applications of Europe's top 10 insurance providers, and every company examined had some degree of security vulnerability.

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