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Katharine Watson, Sr. Data Analyst and Data Scientist

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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AS 2020 CLOSED OUT, MORE APPLICATIONS HAD SERIOUS VULNERABILITIES AND ATTACK LIKELIHOOD REMAINED ELEVATED

As we look back on 2020, I think we all would agree that it was a year like no other. What we now know is that for many of the same months we were working from home and experiencing myriad other disruptions in our lives, state-sponsored cyber..

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CONTRAST V.5 BETA RISKSCORE RELEASE HELPS WITH APPSEC PRIORITIZATION CHALLENGES

The massive SolarWinds hack is a stark reminder of the importance of application security, but as most readers of this blog are aware, this event is unique only because of its size. The truth is that attacks on applications are rapidly growing in..

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Application Risk From 4 of Top 5 Vulnerability Attack Types Grows, .NET Applications Become Bigger Target for Attacks

Industries across the spectrum are seeing rapid changes in their threat landscape. With the arrival of COVID-19, healthcare companies quickly became top targets for bad actors. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Johnson and Johnson..

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Application Security Risks Remain Elevated

Highlights From Contrast Security's Bimonthly Application Security Intelligence Report

The saying that “every company is a software company” has never been more apropos. With the onset of COVID-19, we have witnessed an acceleration in the digital..

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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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