Avg time to fix critical vulnerabilities is 205 days

According to an AppSec Stats Flash report Published by whitehat security that the average time taken to fix critical vulnerabilities has increased from 197 days in April 2021 to 205 days in May 2021.

Report Shows that More than 66% of all applications used by the utility sector had at least one exploitable vulnerability open throughout the year. Setu Kulkarni, a vice president at WhiteHat Security, said over 60% of applications in the manufacturing industry also had a window of exposure of over 365 days.

Kulkarni noted that the situation brought attention to the lack of cybersecurity talent is available in most organizations and the lack of resources available for a wide variety of industries that are struggling with how to manage updates and patches for hundreds of applications.

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