Few complex professions change with the velocity of IT security. Practitioners are faced with an average of 5,000 to 7,000 new software vulnerabilities a year. Last year that number was a gob smacking 16,555. That’s like springing 13-45 new leaks in your defenses every day, day after day, year after year. That’s on top of the tens of millions of unique malware programs that threaten your IT environment each year and all the human adversaries who are also trying.
Source: CSO Online – http://www.csoonline.com/