Most sectors failed industry-standard security tests of their Web and mobile applications, but the government failed the worst, a report by application security company Veracode found. (Tweet This)
Most strikingly isn't how poorly the government's applications fared. It's how unlikely they were to be fixed.
Government agencies fix fewer than one-third of all detected problems, according to the report. By comparison, financial services fixed 81 percent of its problems, while manufacturing fixed 65 percent.
Only 24 percent of government agency applications passed security tests, compared with those of financial services at 42 percent. Manufacturing followed at 35 percent, as illustrated below in the figures from the report.