Every Tuesday, Microsoft releases fixes for all vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft products, and this report compiles these releases into a year-long overview, creating a holistic view of trends related to vulnerabilities and how many Microsoft vulnerabilities could be mitigated if admin rights were removed from organizations.
Key findings from this year's Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report include:
- In 2019, a record high number of 858 Microsoft vulnerabilities was discovered;
- The number of reported vulnerabilities has risen 64% in the last 5 years (2015-2019);
- 100% of Critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer & Edge would have been mitigated by removing admin rights.