One hundred percent—all of the applications Positive Technologies tested—had some kind of vulnerability. You might think, “Yeah, but how many of those were real, critical vulnerabilities?” Well, ninety-four percent of web applications tested contained a high-severity software flaw. Eighty-five percent of those same applications contained at least one confirmed, exploitable vulnerability.
Web application attacks are on the rise. A recent study found that they were the primary cause of reported breaches in 2017 and Q1 2018. This marked increase is partly due to the greater variety in web application vulnerabilities, as new attack vectors are found and exploited.
Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD), or CI/CD, are part of the Agile approach to software development. The most prominent aspect of Agile development—and it’s most important rule—is that it requires software development to be responsive to change through an iterative process.