Attackers Move Quickly to Exploit High-Profile Zero Days: Insights From the 2022 Unit 42 Incident Response Report

Software vulnerabilities remain a key avenue of initial access for attackers according to the 2022 Unit 42 Incident Response Report. While this underscores the need for organizations to operate with a well-defined patch management strategy, we’ve observed that attackers are increasingly quick to exploit high-profile zero-day vulnerabilities, further increasing the time pressure on organizations when a new vulnerability is disclosed.

The 2022 Unit 42 Incident Response Report analyzes more than 600 incident response cases conducted over the past year alongside in-depth interviews with our incident response experts to identify key patterns and trends that can be used by defenders to prioritize where and how to deploy protections.

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Source: Palo Alto / Unit 42