2023 in Review

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Happy New Year, and welcome to the ZAP review for 2023!

ZAP Chat Video

This year we decided to review the year as a ZAP Chat episode:

Headline Changes

In 2023 we:

According to Open Hub we had a total of 2070 commits across the 4 main repos thanks to 57 contributors.

And based on our Telemetry the Headline Statistics for 2023 were:

  • Number of Times ZAP was Started: 30 Million (up from 14 Million last year)
  • Number of Active Scans: 260 Million (significantly up from 5 Million)
  • Number of Alerts Raised: 12 Billion (up from 5.6 Billion)
  • Number of Active Scan Messages Sent: 30 Billion (up from 15 Billion)

Significant Enhancements

The Automation Framework was a big focus last year and now supports 15 jobs which cover a wide range of functionality.

Authentication was another focus and Autodetection is a major step forwards in making it easier to authenticate to web apps, especially modern ones.

And last but not least the new ZAPit scan allows you to perform a very quick ‘reconnaissance’ scan of a URL from the command line.

Looking forward to 2024

As mentioned in the video, please fill in the ZAP User Personas Questionnaire if you have not done so already. This will help shape the future direction of ZAP.

And if you have ideas for raising money for ZAP then please get in touch.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to ZAP in any way, and wishing you all a successful and secure 2024!