Majority Of 2019 Breaches Were The Result Of Unapplied Security Patches
HelpNet Security, October 30th, 2019
October 30, 2019,
Volume 259, Issue 5

Looking specifically at the most critical vulnerabilities, the average timeline to patch is 16 days

"Despite a 24% average increase in annual spending on prevention, detection and remediation in 2019 compared with 2018, patching is delayed an average of 12 days due to data silos and poor organizational coordination, ServiceNow study finds.

At the same time, the risk is increasing. According to the findings, there was a 17% increase in cyberattacks over the past year, and 60% of breaches were linked to a vulnerability where a patch was available, but not applied..."

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