Every year, new vulnerabilities are revealed. Some of which get exploited and add to the global ‘threat inflation’.
The count for 2020 reached 4,168 high-risk vulnerabilities, 10,710 medium risk vulnerabilities, and 2,569 low-risk vulnerabilities, for a total of 17,447 recorded vulnerabilities, exceeding the total set in 2019.
So we don’t need a fortune teller to tell us that this trend will continue into 2021. We need to think about what is fundamentally wrong with our Vulnerability Management practice and why, despite our investments, we’re continuing to be more vulnerable. The answer lies in the way we prioritize these vulnerabilities – we can’t deal with thousands of critical and high-risk vulnerabilities – we need to know which of them are actually exploitable and focus just on those. It’s possible.