The best defense to protect your organization from cyber threats is to promptly apply security updates. But it is difficult to patch timely for a variety of reasons. Organizations generally have a mixed OS environment which may include legacy and leading edge applications and technologies, each platform needing to test an update before releasing to production. When you count in that some months there are over one hundred security updates released across various platforms, and it can easily be overwhelming.
How do you know which patch should be a priority? How can you better understand the risk of the vulnerability being patched is to your organization?
Fortinet can help. Each quarter we release a Threat Landscape Report that provides the top 10 exploits, malware and botnets targeted by cyber criminals, all from a prevalence point of view. This list is a good place to start when you are prioritizing which patches you should apply first. Fortinet manages over one hundred billion security events per day, giving us the best perspective on what cybercriminals are targeting.
MITRE recently updated their list of the Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors. This list shows the most widespread and critical flaws that can lead to software vulnerabilities in software. It provides insight into some of the most prevalent security threats today.
The more you know about real-world activity and what bad actors find appealing to leverage, the better prepared you can be to protect your environment.
Threat Landscape Report
2019 CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors