The code quality of software has been put under the microscope in new research published today, and the UK fares miserably.

The CRASH report, from software analysts CAST, looked at more than one billion lines of code across 2000 enterprise applications.

What it found does not make for happy reading, especially as far as UK-based developers are concerned.

The UK scored the worst out of all countries globally (France did best), and CAST underlines just how badly it did in terms of software security.

If that doesn’t sound bad enough, financial services software code was revealed to be particularly susceptible to security risk.

The takeaway from this report is…