The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released analysis showing the number of vulnerabilities reported in 2021 was 18,378 this year.
The figure set a record for the fifth year in a row, though the amount of high severity vulnerabilities fell when compared with 2020 There were 3,646 reported high risk vulnerabilities in 2021, as opposed to 2020’s 4,381.
This year, the number of medium and low risk vulnerabilities reported exceeded those seen in 2020 at 11,767 and 2,965 respectively.
 

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