Security Breaches in 2016 Are Harder to Detect

As malware becomes increasingly more sophisticated, it is becoming harder and harder to detect a breach in security. Do you have the tools or expertise to detect a security breach the moment it happens? While many companies think they are equipped to detect and prevent security breaches, research shows that a majority of companies are unable to do so.

Research shows that it is becoming harder for companies to stay ahead of new cyber crimes. Companies are becoming increasingly frustrated as they shell out money to endpoint security products that should help with the prevention of malware, but often times, these devices cannot stay ahead of cyber criminals. A survey shows that over 54% of information security and IT professionals feel that they cannot keep up with the amount of alerts related to endpoint security threats and breaches.

Of those surveyed, 75% agreed that security breaches have become increasingly harder to detect as opposed to 2 years ago. In 2013, it took 80 days to detect a threat. By 2014, it had grown to 6 months, and in 2015, it had grown to 8.5 months. So malware or a virus could be lurking on your network for months, gathering intel and information and you are completely unaware of it. These breaches weren’t caught by internal personnel, they were caught by a third party, typically a very trained and professional team that works diligently to stay ahead of cyber criminals.

The point here is that while 97% of companies collect logs, only 44% of them actually closely monitor those logs regularly. Furthermore, only 14% of these companies feel comfortable to analyze these large data sets for security trends. That is why it takes so much longer to detect a security breach: because companies aren’t equipped to look for these breaches.

Using trained professionals and software to detect breaches will help you protect your company. Centerpoint can help you manage all of the security products, cyber crimes, and technologies out there as well as monitor your network for security breaches. This will help you focus on growth and profitability for your company and less on mitigating security risks.