Darkreading.com reported about the Tala Security Global Data at Risk 2020 State of the Web Report that “Sensitive data like PII and credit card information has never been more at risk – and security effectiveness is declining.”  The July 14, 2020 report entitled “99% of Websites at Risk of Attack Via JavaScript Plug-ins” included these observations:

Only 1.1% of websites were found to have effective security in place – an 11% decline from 2019. It indicates that while deployment volume went up, effectiveness declined more steeply.

Benchmarked against a similar study in 2019, this year’s report indicates that security effectiveness against JavaScript vulnerabilities is declining, despite high-profile attacks and repeated industry warnings over the past 18 months, including the largest GDPR fine to date.

Sorry to share this news, but is anyone surprised?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *