Businesses can safely delay patching most vulnerabilities


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Patching vulnerabilities is often seen as a key element of keeping systems secure. But a new report suggests businesses could be ‘smarter’ in their patching regimes and prioritize the issues that present most risk.

The study from Kenna Security suggests companies are increasingly recognizing that the majority of vulnerabilities are never weaponized or exploited in a cyberattack.

The data shows that organizations patched a total of over two billion vulnerabilities of the three billion seen over the survey period, indicating that enterprises have the resources to address the vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risk. This can be accomplished by implementing remediation strategies that prioritize resources to tackle all of the 544 million high risk vulnerabilities first, only moving on to the 2.9 billion lower risk vulnerabilities afterwards.

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