Lately, stories of stolen data, compromised systems, and vulnerabilities that send us scrambling to patch, headline the news. It seems that we have been taking two steps forward and one step back when it comes to fighting the battle to protect our systems and networks.
Exactly how bad is it and what does the future hold? I am a big fan of metrics, so I did some digging on the data that exists and what it can tell us. I started with looking at CVEs and what that trend looks like over time. I used the CVE data from a site I like called All data here comes from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD).