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Qualys CTO Unveils Laws Of Vulnerabilities 2.0

Our goal with this research is to help organizations across different industries to understand the broader trends, the potential for damage, and the priority of vulnerabilities, says Wolfgang Kandek
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- Apr 23, 2009 Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today unveiled Laws of Vulnerabilities 2.0 derived from the industry's largest vulnerability dataset. The Laws 2.0 reveals vulnerability half-life, prevalence, persistence and exploitation trends for five critical industry segments including Finance, Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing and Services. These trends were drawn from a statistical analysis of more than 680 million vulnerabilities out of which 72 million vulnerabilities are critical, generated by 80 million scans during 2008.

Laws of Vulnerabilities 2.0 Declarations

The Laws derived from this research are: