2020 to reach vulnerability disclosure levels similar to those in 2019


The number of vulnerability disclosures is back on track to reach or bypass 2019 as we head into 2021, according to Risk Based Security.

The team aggregated 17,129 vulnerabilities disclosed during the first three quarters of 2020, marking a 4.6% gap when compared to last year. However, earlier in 2020 that gap was instead a sharp decline of 19.2%.

“At the end of Q1 this year, we saw what appeared to be a sharp decline in vulnerability disclosures as compared to 2019, dropping by 19.2%. Statistically that is huge,” commented Brian Martin, VP of Vulnerability Intelligence at Risk Based Security.