State of Software Security 2024 Report
Addressing the Threat
of Security Debt
Discover how critical the security debt endemic is, why risk prioritization is key, and what’s effective in securing the software supply chain.
Security Debt is Endemic & Represents Risk to the Business
Software is drowning in security debt. Over 70% of organizations have security debt and nearly half have critical debt. Security debt affects organizations of all sizes, arising from both first and third-party code.
Remediation Capacity is Constrained
The report reveals a concerning reality: only 35% of applications demonstrate a sustained capacity to eliminate all critical security debt. This means few teams bail fast enough to reverse the tide of debt once it starts rising.
Managing Security Debt: Integration & Risk Prioritization Are Key
Development teams that fix flaws fastest are four times less likely to let critical security debt materialize in their applications. Additionally, the report reveals insights into prioritization for maximum risk reduction.