Jai Vijayan provides a nice summary of the Imperva report, The State of Web Application Vulnerabilities in 2017 . Among the findings...
- 212% = increase in number of new Web application vulnerabilities disclosed in 2017 compared to 2016
- 14,082 = number of new vulnerabilities discovered in web applications in 2017 vs. 6,615 in 2016.
- Security experts point to a handful of causes for the prevailing state of Web application security including:
- increasing use by developers of open source components to build applications.
- sheer volume of Web applications being developed and put into production
- growing adoption of DevOps, agile development, and CI/CD practices
You can read the full report on Imperva site.