2021 Year End Report | Vulnerability QuickView
Conducted by Brian Martin, Vice President of Vulnerability Intelligence at Risk Based Security (RBS) and Flashpoint’s Global Threat Intelligence Team, this year’s annual report from RBS provides a full picture of the 2021 vulnerability landscape. The number of vulnerabilities has increased by a noticeable margin and 2021 can now be credited with the most disclosures on record.
Some notable findings from this year’s report include:
28,695 vulnerabilities were disclosed in 2021, the highest number on record.
Of the vulnerabilities disclosed, 29% do not have a CVE ID, while an additional 4% have a CVE ID assigned but are in RESERVED status. This means that no actionable information about the vulnerability is yet available in the National Vulnerability Database (NVD).
4,108 vulnerabilities disclosed were remotely exploitable and included both a documented public exploit and a solution available to remediate it. Organizations can potentially reduce their risk and immediate workload by nearly 86% by prioritizing these vulnerabilities.
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