Key figures and facts on vulnerabilities from a global information security perspective

2023 was a busy year for cybersecurity; in fact, we saw the most recorded Secunia advisories since 2002. Along with this record-breaking number of published security advisories, many significant vulnerabilities were the cause of data breaches, ransomware attacks and other types of threats. Highlights include:

  • The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) published 28,834 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) in 2023, an increase of 15% compared to 2022 (25,050 CVEs)
  • The average threat score increased to 15.68 (13.66 was the average threat score in 2022)
  • More extreme critical advisories (74) have been reported in 2023 (44 were reported in 2022)

It’s essential to address vulnerabilities to reduce the odds of attacks and keep your enterprise secure. The Flexera Annual Vulnerability Report provides valuable information, including:

  • Data from Flexera Secunia Research, which monitors the most third-party applications and operating systems, while testing, verifying and rescoring the vulnerabilities reported in them
  • Global trends and insights that enable you to understand the vulnerability landscape and devise strategies to secure what matters for your business

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