State of Application Security Report
Custom applications are complex
and constantly changing.
Security must keep up.
of critical incidents take longer than 12 hours to resolve
of security professionals are using three or more tools to detect and prioritize threats
of major code changes go through security reviews
The CrowdStrike 2024 State of Application Security Report provides a candid look into
how organizations are securing modern, frequently changing applications. It includes:
Trends in application programming languages, deployment velocity and security review coverage
Top challenges that application security teams face today
An overview of how long security reviews take and what they cost
A review of how long it takes to resolve critical application security incidents
Key report insights
The increasing frequency of application changes expands the attack surface.
71% of organizations push updates to applications once per week or more
Maintaining an inventory of application microservices and APIs is a manual job.
- 74% of application security professionals rely on documentation to catalog their applications and APIs
- 68% use spreadsheets
Prioritizing what application security issues to fix first is a top concern.
- 61% ranked prioritization among their top three challenges
- 22% cited it as their top challenge
- Some teams use 25+ tools for detecting threats but struggle to prioritize effectively