Security vulnerabilities have increased in 2020

A recent report from Claroty revealed that the number of reported vulnerabilities have increased by 25% compared to 2019.

Indeed, the study showed that critical infrastructure areas such as manufacturing, energy, water, and commercial facilities have become important targets for cyberattackers.

It was found out that 75% of the vulnerabilities had high or critical CVSS scores in the first half of 2020. Moreover, it was noted that most of these vulnerabilities were simple, allowing attackers to have access easier. Indeed, 71.5% of them were remotely exploitable, 90% required no special conditions to trigger, 76% could be executed without authentication, and 78% required zero user interaction.

As more and more vulnerabilities found in critical infrastructure sectors, it is becoming essential to take security seriously, especially as remote work is being widespread with the lockdown.