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August 4, 2021 • RBS

Our newly released 2021 Mid Year Vulnerability QuickView Report revealed that vulnerability trends have rebounded, with vulnerability disclosures once again showing growth.

Our VulnDB® team aggregated 12,723 vulnerabilities disclosed during the first half of 2021. The vulnerability disclosure landscape saw a growth of 2.8% compared to the same period in 2020, despite ongoing business disruptions.

“As 2020 unfolded we saw many factors contributing to heavy disruption to industries and organizations around the world. Those factors include the Coronavirus pandemic, of course, but also the many secondary effects on supply chains, press coverage, investment decisions and more.

Since then, the vulnerability landscape has somewhat stabilized as organizations return to normal operations.”

Brian Martin, Vulnerability Historian, RBS

The report further highlights that on average, there were 80 new vulnerabilities disclosed each day. Our VulnDB teams also updated an average of 200 existing vulnerability entries per day as new solution information, references, and additional metadata became available. This is an incredible workload that vulnerability management teams face daily.

“Important information missed during the pandemic is resurfacing. Even if organizations may be comfortable returning to their previous processes, the fundamental problem still remains – there are too many vulnerabilities for many organizations to realistically handle unless they adopt a truly risk-based approach to patching.”

Brian Martin, Vulnerability Historian, RBS

The 2021 Mid Year Vulnerability QuickView Report covers vulnerabilities disclosed between January 1, 2021, and June 30, 2021.

About the QuickView Report and VulnDB

The quarterly Vulnerability QuickView report is a service of VulnDB, which is the world’s most comprehensive, detailed and timely source of vulnerability intelligence and third-party library monitoring.

It provides actionable intelligence about the latest in security vulnerabilities through an easy-to-use SaaS portal, RESTful APIs, and e-mail alerting. Leveraging VulnDB is simpler than ever with our connectors to Splunk, RSA Archer, ServiceNow, GitHub, Polarity, Brinqa, Device42, Recorded Future, and more.

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