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Major company websites experience weekly security issues


New research by enterprise CMS company Storyblok has revealed the shocking cybersecurity vulnerabilities facing even the world’s leading business websites – with almost a third (32%) stating that their CMS has a new security issue at least once a week.  

To understand more about how people view CMS security, Storyblok surveyed 530 professionals who personally use a CMS in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.

The survey revealed the following key insights: 

  • 69% of UK professionals worry about the security of their CMS – compared to a 64.3% global average 
  • 80% said security is extremely important or very important to them when choosing a CMS 
  • 32% said their CMS has new security issues at least once a week, for 7% of which it is a daily occurrence 
  • 46.4% had a CMS security issue affect their content 
  • 21.7% conduct security updates five-to-nine times per month

This activity comes as Storyblok today announced it received ISO 27001 certification from TÜV Rheinland, an independent third party. This important certification verifies that all of Storyblok’s products, operations, support processes and data storage protocols meet the highest international security standards. 

Security problems continue to come at a high cost for enterprises. In a report called The Four Tenets Of SaaS Application Security And Protection, Forrester said: “Losing data in a SaaS application because of insufficient data protection is every CISO’s and compliance officer’s nightmare. Mitigation costs can exceed $3 million to $3.5 million per incident — and that’s a conservative estimate.” 

“Traditional CMSs have a bad reputation for the security headaches they cause, and for good reason,” added Dominik Angerer, Co-Founder and CEO of Storyblok. “Getting the ISO 27001 certification was especially important to us because it ensures that any enterprise using Storyblok to share their content with the world is doing so on the most secure, enterprise-grade headless CMS available on the market.”