Intelligent CISO Issue 49 - Page 9

New Invicti Security study finds vulnerabilities on the rise
I its Spring 2022 AppSec
Vectra research exposes cybersecurity health crisis
V detection and response , has released a new Security Workforce report highlighting how mounting pressure on security professionals is creating a health crisis in cybersecurity .
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New Invicti Security study finds vulnerabilities on the rise

nvicti Security has released

I its Spring 2022 AppSec

Indicator , which reveals a rise in severe web vulnerabilities and the need for executive leaders to intertwine their application security and Digital Transformation efforts to reduce risk . The report examines web vulnerabilities from over 939 Invicti customers worldwide and was derived from one of the largest data sets yet , with more than 23 billion security checks executed on customer applications uncovering over 282,000 direct-impact vulnerabilities .
The data shows that numerous commonplace and well-understood vulnerabilities continue to proliferate in
web applications , and the continued presence of these vulnerabilities presents a serious risk to organisations in every industry .
Direct-impact vulnerabilities simply aren ’ t reducing in frequency , but there are foundational elements to every AppSec programme that can improve security posture . For many organisations without adequate security measures , the persistence of vulnerabilities can be attributed to failures in secure design , a lack of comprehensive scanning and the prevailing talent gap in cybersecurity . While these stressors increase risk , organisations that adopt a proactive and comprehensive approach to application security , prioritising secure design , baking security into the very architecture of applications and scanning their entire application footprint will reduce risk significantly .

Vectra research exposes cybersecurity health crisis

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V detection and response , has released a new Security Workforce report highlighting how mounting pressure on security professionals is creating a health crisis in cybersecurity .

According to findings in the report – Breaking Point : Is mounting pressure creating a ticking time bomb for a health crisis in security – two out of five respondents said they had to seek help because of the impact of workrelated stress – including migraines , panic attacks , or high blood pressure . The surmounting effects of stress IT and security experts are facing pushes many to reconsider their careers . Half reported feeling burnt out and ready to throw in the towel .
The survey of 200 UK IT security decisionmakers found almost all security leaders ( 94 %) felt increased pressure to keep their company safe from cyberattacks in the past year . Furthermore , one in three have suffered a major security incident over the past 12 months – often resulting in finger-pointing , long hours and damage to team morale , with one in five saying the incident caused their mental health to decline severely .
The data suggests that this is part of a broader problem , with several security pros becoming overwhelmed and at risk of more severe mental and physical health issues :
• 51 % of respondents experienced negative emotions such as depression , anger , or anxiety due to feeling overwhelmed by work .
• 56 % have had sleepless nights worrying about work .
• 42 % have dreaded going into work and have called in sick because they couldn ’ t face working . www . intelligentciso . com
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