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According to Gartner, vulnerability exploitation is the cause of most information security breaches, and any breach can harm your business, diminish customer trust, impact revenue, and depress shareholder value. A single attack that takes advantage of a vulnerability can also lead to costly fines for non-compliance with data protection regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The Trend Micro™ Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative™ (ZDI), a leading bug bounty program and number one global public discloser of vulnerabilities, reported the total number of publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in 2019 was 1,095—with ZDI disclosing 52% of all cases. And all indicators suggest that the number identified but not reported is even higher.
But where do you find the time and resources to identify and patch vulnerabilities when cybersecurity skills are in such short supply?
“(ICS)2 estimates that the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs will reach an unprecedented 3.5 million by 2021. “
What can you do?
Create a prioritized patching process
Patching every vulnerability immediately throughout your ecosystem is impossible for most organizations. Instead, industry analysts recommend focusing on aligning vulnerability management priorities with the biggest security threats by focusing first on vulnerabilities that are also actively being exploited in the