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Top 30 common cyber vulnerabilities listed in a joint advisory document

Cyber security agencies from the UK, US and Australia have released a joint advisory document detailing the most commonly exploited vulnerabilities in 2020 and 2021. According to the report, hackers continue to exploit publicly known – and often years old – vulnerabilities in a range of devices and software. Three of the most targeted vulnerabilities in the last year affected these areas:

  • remote work
  • virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • cloud-based technologies

In particular, many VPN gateway devices remained unpatched during 2020, with the growth of remote work options challenging the ability of public and private sector organisations to conduct rigorous patch management. In 2021, malicious cyber criminals continue to target vulnerabilities in perimeter-type devices. his document lists suppliers, products, and common vulnerabilities and exposures that need urgent patching and outlines detection methods with recommended mitigations.

Read the guidance on the top 30 routinely exploited vulnerabilities

For further information on cyber vulnerabilities, please contact Richard Bacon on 023 8046 1255.

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