Topical study by BeyondTrust evaluates Patch Tuesday updates. BeyondTrust, Privileged Access Management vendor, has published its Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report 2022. The annual study’s latest edition provides a consolidated view of twelve months and evaluates Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday vulnerabilities reported for the full year. The report thus provides an overview of the current threat situation in different Microsoft environments. Furthermore, the study includes comments and analyses by globally recognized experts on Microsoft and cybersecurity.

“Microsoft’s move to the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), now makes it easier for vulnerabilities to be cross-referenced with third-party applications that leverage affected services,” said Morey Haber, Chief Security Officer at BeyondTrust. “However, this is a trade-off because of the loss of visibility to determine the impact of administrative rights on critical vulnerabilities. What is clear, is the continued risk of excessive privileges. With the growing risk of privileged attack vectors caused by cloud deployments, the removal of admin rights remains a critical step to reduce an organization’s risk surface. This can be achieved by adopting a least privilege strategy and enabling zero-trust architectures throughout an environment.”

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