Risk Based Vulnerability Management – starting with the why
In 2019 we saw a total of 12,174 new vulnerabilities being released. To put that into perspective, this equates to just over 33 new vulnerabilities being released EVERY SINGLE DAY of 2019. And this number was down on the year before (2018 – 16,556). This demonstrates the sheer volume of vulnerabilities security professionals have to deal with everyday which poses a significant challenge to say the least! How can machine learning be used to help us focus on the biggest risks?
When we dive deeper into those numbers, - 1,118 vulnerabilities had a CVSS score of greater than 8, and over half (7,197) had CVSS scores of greater than 5.