Effective usage analysis can significantly accelerate product releases by identifying and prioritizing effective vulnerabilities, eliminating inefficiencies, and improving resource utilization.
- Modern software applications have thousands of dependencies between open source and proprietary components, many of which have security vulnerabilities
- 70% of reported vulnerabilities in real-world applications cannot be referenced from application code, effectively posing no risk
- Organizations often prioritize vulnerability handling based on reported severity, leading to an inordinate amount of time spent on ineffective vulnerabilities
- Effective usage analysis facilitates the identification of effective and ineffective vulnerabilities, enabling organizations to focus on real risks and expedite product delivery
- Effective usage analysis improves prioritization, eliminates inefficiencies, and helps organizations realize better scheduling goals
The study found that a significant number of reported vulnerabilities in Java and other programming languages were ineffective and did not pose a risk. By prioritizing effective vulnerabilities, organizations can save time and focus on real risks, leading to faster product releases. Additionally, effective usage analysis can provide developers with pinpointed information on where to look for vulnerabilities, improving remediation efficiency.