The 2021 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report

The 2021 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report

The Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report compiles every Microsoft security bulletin from the past 12 months, analyzes the trends, and includes viewpoints from security experts. This provides a consolidated view and analysis of Microsoft patch Tuesdays, providing a crucial barometer of the threat landscape for the Microsoft ecosystem.

Download the full report for a deeper dive into these findings, and read the exclusive commentaries from industry experts, including:

  • In 2020, a record-high number of 1,268 Microsoft vulnerabilities were discovered, a 48% increase YoY
  • The number of reported vulnerabilities has risen an astonishing 181% in the last five years (2016-2020)
  • Removing admin rights from endpoints would mitigate 56% of all Critical Microsoft vulnerabilities in 2020
  • For the first time, “Elevation of Privilege” was the #1 vulnerability category, comprising 44% of the total, nearly three times more than in the previous year



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