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Faster cyber attack detection can limit business impact by an average of 70 percent: study

A new report, commissioned by Cyber adAPT and conducted by Aberdeen Group, has found that cyber attack detection and response times have a critical status in protecting access to infrastructure and data within modern networks.

New insight detailed in the report entitled ‘The need for speed: faster detection requires a new type of platform’, reveals that doubling detection and response speed to cyber attacks produces a median reduction of 70 percent, compared to the status quo*, in impact on the availability of enterprise computing infrastructure.

The report also shows that improvements to detection and response speed following a data breach produces a median reduction of 30 percent in impact on the business, compared to the status quo.

The diagram below shows a Monte Carlo analysis on how faster detection and response reduces risk:

Monte Carlo analysis on how faster detection and response reduces risk

Other key insights from the report include:

  • When it comes to detection, response and recovery time are crucial;
  • CISOs need to make the business case for how faster detection, effective response, and rapid recovery reduces the impact of attacks;
  • Today’s enterprise computing infrastructure is a dynamic blend of traditional networks, expanding user bases, a mix of private and public clouds, and connected devices;
  • In such an environment, timely detection of active attacks – at the scale and speed needed – requires a new type of platform.

Read the report (registration required)

* The status quo for dwell times is based on the empirical data from investigations of confirmed data breaches by Verizon and its partners, between 2014-2016. 



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