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Katharine Watson, Data Analytics

Katharine brings a wide range of analyst experience to Contrast. She has a history of devouring large data sets to discover knowledge and produce compelling narratives for a wide range of audiences. She is focused on using data to help tell Contrast’s story. Before joining the Contrast team, Katharine worked as an analyst, consultant, and project manager in both the private and non-profit sectors.

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Application Vulnerabilities Spike, .NET Applications Appear in the Attack Crosshairs

COVID-19 transformed businesses overnight. Suddenly, more than half of the workforce found themselves working from home and most businesses could no longer meet with customers and prospects in person. Those with mature digital strategies had a..
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Application Risk Is 1.7x Higher for Organizations That Fail to Manage Security Debt

Analyzing data captured from June 2019 to May 2020, Contrast Labs found that applications experienced over 13,000 attacks on average each month over the past year. Serious vulnerabilities plague more than one-quarter of applications and 11% have..

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What Vulnerabilities and Attacks Matter? Insights from Contrast Labs’ AppSec Intelligence Report

The threat landscape is constantly evolving, growing in sophistication as well as volume and velocity. This presents serious challenges for organizations of all sizes and industry sectors. Software applications are a top target when it comes to..

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DECEMBER 2019 AppSec Intelligence Report

This report summarizes Contrast Labs' analysis of real world application attack and vulnerability data from December 2019. By providing continuous insight and detection from inside applications, Contrast can identify and trend the way that..

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November 2019 AppSec Intelligence Report

This report summarizes Contrast Labs' analysis of real world application attack and vulnerability data from November 2019. It builds on data that Contrast Security observed over the previous months and highlights to highlight key trends and useful..

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October 2019 AppSec Intelligence Report

This report summarizes Contrast Labs' analysis of real world application attack and vulnerability data from October 2019. It utilizes data from attacks that Contrast Security observed over the previous months and highlights the key trends found. 

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Two Years After the Release of the 2017 OWASP Top Ten, Limited Improvements Shown

Contrast Labs finds that 71% of applications have at least one OWASP Top Ten vulnerability when onboarded to Contrast Assess.

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September 2019 APPSEC INTELLIGENCE REPORT

This report summarizes Contrast Labs' analysis of real world application attack and vulnerability data from September 2019. It utilizes data from attacks that Contrast Security observed over the previous months and highlights the key trends..

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August 2019 AppSec Intelligence Report

This report summarizes Contrast Labs' analysis of real world application attack and vulnerability data from August 2019. It utilizes data from attacks that Contrast Security observed over the previous months and highlights the key trends found. 

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July 2019 AppSec Intelligence Report: Attack Edition

July 2019 AppSec Intelligence Report: Attack Edition

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