Applications developed by organizations in EMEA contain flaws

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Applications developed by organizations in EMEA contain flaws

According to Veracode, applications developed in the Middle East currently have more security flaws than those developed overseas.

Findings showed that 80% of applications tested, and developed in EMEA regions had at least one security flaw. Across all regions analysed, EMEA also has the highest percentage of ‘high severity’ flaws, meaning they would cause a critical issue for the business if exploited.

The findings come at a time of technological development for the Middle East region. Start-ups and new businesses are developing applications on the go and are using newer technology to do so.

The Saudi Vision 2030 seeks to convert Saudi Arabia into a tourism haven, however, such development demands the evolution of information security in the region.

Companies from overseas are steadily incorporating themselves into Saudi Arabia.

As digital entertainment continues to grow in the region, alongside tourism initiatives, new data centres and information security practices are being rolled out.

The Middle East is set for turbulent growth and mobile applications are a part of this.

Commenting on what’s net for the region, Veracode engineers stated: “Development teams in this region must take the opportunity to automate software security for regular scanning, and carefully consider their use of AI tools, both to increase security and empower developers.”