Over 65% of the CVEs Edgescan found in 2020 are more than 3 years old, with 32% dating back to 2015 or earlier
Edgescan’s 2021 Vulnerability Stats Report Offers a snapshot of the overall state of cyber security globally
DUBLIN, 15th FEB 2021 – Edgescan, providers of the award winning Fullstack Vulnerability Management™ range of services, today releases the 2021 Vulnerability Stats Report that, for the sixth year running, offers unique insight into the global security landscape from a trends and statistics perspective, as well as a snapshot of the overall state of cyber security globally. This year’s report takes a deeper look at vulnerability metrics from a known vulnerability (CVE), Malware, Ransomware and visibility standpoint (exposed services), coupling both internal and public Internet-facing systems.
Edgescan’s 2021 Vulnerability Stats Report aims to demonstrate the state of full stack security based on thousands of security assessments performed globally, as delivered by Edgescan during the past year.
Some of the key findings include:
“I am still as passionate as ever in compiling this report and delving into the underlying data. We still see high rates of known (i.e. patchable) vulnerabilities which have working exploits in the wild, used by known nation states and cyber criminal groups. So yes, patching and maintenance are still challenges, demonstrating that it is not trivial to patch production systems”, said Eoin Keary, CEO and founder of Edgescan.
“This report provides a glimpse of a global snapshot across dozens of industry verticals and how to prioritize on what is important, as not all vulnerabilities are equal. This year we call out which threat actors are leveraging discovered vulnerabilities, which should be food for thought,” he added.
The value of Edgescan’s data has become more evident as their unique dataset is now a regular part of other annual security analysis reports, such as the OWASP Top 10 and Verizon DBIR.
To get a copy of the 2021 Vulnerability Statistics Report, click here
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