What's the cost of fixing an application vulnerability?

2009-05-12T15:17:49
ID THREATPOST:14CDFE24C658E3B70BDD2A89FFCAB03A
Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:39:12

Description

From DarkReading (Kelly Jackson Higgins)

The cleanup cost for fixing a bug in a homegrown Web application ranges anywhere from $400 to $4,000 to repair, depending on the vulnerability and the way it’s fixed.

Security experts traditionally have been hesitant to calculate the actual cost associated with bug fixes because there are so many variables, including the severity of the vulnerability, differences in man-hour rates, and the makeup of the actual fix. Read the full story [darkreading.com]