We've all heard it by now; the shift to remote work is causing a spike in security risk and vulnerabilities. However, the spike in vulnerabilities has been occurring over the past 5 years, with an increase from 6447 vulnerabilities reported in 2016, jumping to a total of 20,143 in 2021.
The spike in reported vulnerabilities does not appear to be slowing down in 2022 either, with the daily average of vulnerabilities reported tripling since 2017 from 17.7 vulnerabilities reported daily, to 61.4 vulnerabilities reported daily in 2022.
With this jump in vulnerabilities, it is becoming clear to enterprise organizations (and all companies for that matter) that it isn't a matter of IF networks will be breached, but WHEN.
Steps to take if you observe potential vulnerabilities