Faster cyber attack detection can limit business impact by an average of 70 percent: study
- Published: Thursday, 13 July 2017 09:47
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:
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.