Commentary from the Veracode blog:
IT Professionals: AppSec Is A Bigger Problem Than Malware
The Results Are In.A large-scale survey of IT security professionals found that application security is the most pressing security problem facing them, beating out malicious software and mobile devices, according to a survey released by (ISC)2 and Frost & Sullivan.
The 2013 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study ranked application security issues at the top of a list of survey – the same place it occupied in a similar survey in 2011. Application vulnerabilities were listed as a “top” or “high” concern for 69 percent of survey respondents. That’s a slight dip from 2011, when 73% of respondents named that as their top security threat. Malware, including viruses and worms, moved up to the #2 spot, with 67 percent of respondents listing it as a “high” concern or their “top” concern.