One of the greatest challenges that enterprises face is prioritizing vulnerabilities for remediation. Trying to determine which vulnerabilities pose a true imminent risk deserving of immediate attention can feel like a game of Whac-A-Mole due to the sheer volume of critical vulnerabilities.
An analysis of CVE data by Tenable Reseach’s Lucas Tamagna-Darr shows the number of disclosed vulnerabilities has grown on average by 15 percent year-over-year – with more than 12,000 unique vulnerabilities being added to CVE in 2017 alone! Of these, over 3,500 were rated with a High or Critical severity. That’s an average of almost 10 per day. And the situation is only getting more overwhelming – we project the total number of disclosed vulnerabilities will grow to above 15,000 in 2018.
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Source by Tenable