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Vulnerability Trends

Vulnerability Trends Introduction | Total Number of Vulnerabilities | Web Browser Vulnerabilities | Window of Exposure for Web Browsers | Web Browser Plug-in Vulnerabilities | Zero-Day Vulnerabilities | SCADA vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Trends Introduction

A vulnerability is a weakness that allows an attacker to compromise the availability, confidentiality, or integrity of a computer system. Vulnerabilities may be the result of a programming error or a flaw in the design that will affect security. Vulnerabilities can affect both software and hardware. It is important to stay abreast of new vulnerabilities being identified in the threat landscape because early detection and patching will minimize the chances of being exploited. This section discusses selected vulnerability trends, providing analysis and discussion of the trends indicated by the data. The following metrics are included:
  • Total number of vulnerabilities
  • Web browser vulnerabilities
  • Window of exposure for Web browsers
  • Web browser plug-in vulnerabilities
  • Zero-day vulnerabilities
  • SCADA vulnerabilities