Microsoft vulnerabilities doubled in the past 6 years

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office continue to rise year-over-year, with a 121% increase between 2013 and 2018.

Research revealed the number of reported Microsoft vulnerabilities more than doubled since 2013 with 700 coming in 2018, representing a 110% increase in reported vulnerabilities over the last six years.

Those are some of the findings from Atlanta-based privileged access management firm BeyondTrust’s “Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report 2019.” The research provided the latest insight into security vulnerabilities facing organizations today, as well as a five-year trends analysis to better equip organizations to increase their IT security posture and keep networks and systems safe.

This year’s report identified the following highlights:

  • Microsoft vulnerabilities continued to rise in 2018, with a total of 700 vulnerabilities discovered. This represented a 110% increase in the overall number of reported vulnerabilities over 6 years (2013-2018).


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