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State of Software Security Moving Forward Slowly, Veracode Reports

October 25, 2018 / Sean Michael Kerner

The state of software security in 2018 is marginally better than what it was in 2017, but there is still lots of room to improve, according to the 2018 State of Software Security report from CA's Veracode division. Among the high-level findings in the SOSS report is that 69 percent of discovered flaws were remediated or mitigated by organizations, which is a 12 percent improvement over the 2017 report. While organizations are patching more flaws than in prior years, Veracode found that over 85 percent of all scanned applications still had at least one vulnerability the first time they were scanned. The report is based on Veracode's scanning of over two trillion lines of code across its customer base of 2,000 organizations.