Over 22,000 new vulnerabilities were disclosed during 2018, according to Risk Based Security’s 2018 Year End Vulnerability QuickView Report. While approximately 33% of published vulnerabilities received a CVSSv2 score of 7 or above, the number of vulnerabilities scoring 9 or above declined for the third year in a row.
The report confirms that CVE / National Vulnerability Database continues to face challenges staying up-to-date with the relentless pace of new disclosures. The research team at Risk Based Security (RBS) catalogued 6,780 more vulnerabilities than CVE/NVD. This is notable as it represents nearly 31% of all the published vulnerabilities in 2018.
“Companies can’t afford to miss almost a third of vulnerabilities each year. It is time to move from a ‘good enough’ mentality and toward the paradigm of ‘Better Data Matters’ that Risk Based Security and its VulnDB research is built upon. Missing 31% is unacceptable in today’s cyber landscape, especially when tools are available to prevent it,” said Brian Martin, VP of Vulnerability Intelligence, Risk Based Security.