Infotech Software professionals / Employees / Software Engineers / Coders/ working at a office, in Hyderabad, India. Security teams don't have visibility into Shadow Code, putting their web properties at risk for attack. (Photo by A Prabhakar Rao/The The India Today Group via Getty Images)

The proliferation of Shadow Code – third-party scripts and open source libraries used in web applications – may help organizations accelerate their digital transformations but it also puts them at higher risk of cyberattack.

Security teams are finding the Shadow Code, the code equivalent to rogue or Shadow IT, remains a blind spot for their organizations, with a mere 8 percent of respondents in a PerimeterX/Osterman Research report saying they have complete visibility into the hidden code running on their websites. That’s a drop from 10 percent in 2019.

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