6-Year Website Security Statistics

A new May 2013 website security report from WhiteHat provides a unique perspective on the state of website security and the issues that organizations must address to avert attack.

About the Report

The security report presents a statistical picture of current website vulnerabilities, accompanied by WhiteHat’s owb analysis and recommendations.

The WhiteHat Website Security Statistics Report provides a one-of-a-kind perspective on the state of website security and the issues that organizations must address to avert attack.  They’ve been publishing the report, which highlights the top ten vulnerabilities, vertical market trends, and new attack vectors, for the better part of a decade.

It’s the only security report in the industry to focus solely on unknown vulnerabilities in custom Web applications, code unique to an organization, within real-world websites.

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Key Findings

In addition to highlighting the Top 10 vulnerabilities vertical market trends and new attack vectors, this year’s report for the first time correlates vulnerability data from tens of thousands of websites from more than 650 organizations, continually monitored by WhiteHat Sentinel Services, with software development lifecycle (SDLC) activity data obtained from 76 survey respondents.  Here are a few key findings from the WhiteHat report.


The number of vulnerabilities found per site seems to me decreasing.

…but cross-site scripting is the #1 most common vulnerability at 43%.

The Infographic

There’s more key findings in the following infographic.


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Past edition of the security report are available at the bottom of the linked page.

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