Enterprises are forced to deal with an estimated 100+ critical vulnerabilities each day, with Flash and Microsoft Office accounting for the majority of top app flaws, according to new research from Tenable.
The security vendor analyzed anonymized data from 900,000 vulnerability assessments across 2100 enterprises to compile its latest Vulnerability Intelligence Report. It predicted that the industry is set to disclose 19,000 new vulnerabilities this year, up 27% from last year — although other estimates put the 2017 figure at nearly 20,000.
Other stats from the Tenable report highlighted the increasing challenge facing system administrators tasked with prioritizing patches.
By Phil Muncaster
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