Software vulnerabilities: Key facts and figures from 2018

Vulnerability Review 2018: Global Trends

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In 2017, the exploitation of known software vulnerabilities made global headlines and put a spotlight on how organizations manage them. The WannaCry attacks and the Equifax breach raised questions about the effort businesses were putting into identifying and mitigating the exploitation risk of software vulnerabilities.

This annual review presents global data on the prevalence of vulnerabilities and the availability of patches, and maps the security threats to IT infrastructures.

Download this report for more key figures and facts on vulnerabilities from a global information security perspective, including:

  • An all-time high of nearly 20,000 vulnerabilities were documented in 2017
  • Patches are available for 86% of known vulnerabilities at the day of disclosure
  • Zero-Day vulnerabilities – those exploited to public disclosure – remain rare: 14 out of 19,954
Vendor:
Flexera Software
Posted:
04 Sep 2018
Published:
04 Sep 2018
Format:
PDF
Length:
17 Page(s)
Type:
Research Content
Language:
English
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