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Government ranks last in fixing software security holes

Maria Korolov | June 24, 2015
Three-quarters of all government Web and mobile applications fail their initial security reviews, making it the worst-performing vertical -- and government agencies are also the slowest at fixing vulnerabilities, according to a new report released today by Veracode.

Here, manufacturing scored the worst, with four times the flaw density of the next-highest vertical, technology.

"Manufacturing is skewed by the older code base," he said.

This is the fifth year that Veracode has produced this report, but the first year in which the report was organized by industry vertical, so historical trend data isn't yet available.

However, the overall trend is that things are slowly getting better, said Wysopal. "But not dramatically."


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