SANS Report: 60% Of All Attacks Hit Web Applications, Most in the U.S.

Most organizations are focusing their patching efforts and vulnerability scanning on the operating system — but 60 percent of the total number of attacks occur on Web applications, and many attacks are aimed at third-party applications such as Microsoft Office, and Adobe Flash and other tools, according to actual attack data gathered for the report. Meanwhile, enterprises are taking twice as long to patch their applications than to patch their operating systems, the report says.

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