OPSWAT has released key findings from its 2023 State of Web Application Security report, based on an online survey of over 400 executive leaders, managers, and senior contributors. The survey highlights a concerning disconnect: while 75 percent of organizations believe that significant strides have been made to upgrade their infrastructure in the past year and 78 percent have increased their security budgets, only two percent of industry experts are confident in their organization’s security strategies.
Other key findings from the survey include:
62 percent of organizations use five or less antivirus (AV) engines to detect malicious file uploads. This indicates a potential vulnerability, as deploying more engines can significantly strengthen an organization's defense against advanced malware.
98 percent of organizations would benefit from additional prevention-based approaches. These include periodic analysis of all file repositories in their web applications for malware, detection of vulnerabilities in running virtual machine containers, and prevention of data exfiltration by redacting or blocking sensitive data.