Cyberattack Response Takes Over 2 Days, Industry Survey Reports

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Oct 14, 2021 03:47 am PST


The latest industry survey from Deep Instinct is reporting  Incident Response to Cyberattacks Take Over Two Working Days, According to Latest Industry Survey. The second edition of Deep Instinct’s bi-annual Voice of SecOps Report shows that fully 83% of cybersecurity professionals were dissatisfied with current EPP and EDR solutions. Report excerpts:

The average global response to a cyberattack was found to be 20.9 hours—more than two “working” days. … survey respondents were uncertain whether it is possible to prevent the constant waves of attacks from cybercriminals. In addition, security operations professionals cite threats from within as a persistent issue; 86 percent do not have confidence that their fellow employees will not click on malicious links, easily allowing threats into an environment and initiating an attack or breach.

  • Concerns about addressing cyberattacks:
    • The lack of threat prevention specific to never-before-seen malware (44%) is a top concern.
    • Hidden persistence, whereby threat actors discreetly maintain long-term access to systems despite disruptions such as restarts or changed credentials, is the most feared tactic used by attackers to launch large-scale attacks (40%).
    • Lack of qualified SecOps staff (35%) causes challenges for incident response, especially amongst those working in healthcare (52%) and the public sector (55%).
  • Complete endpoint security coverage remains elusive:
    • Nearly all of those surveyed (99%) believe they don’t have every endpoint in their company secured by at least one agent.
    • One-third (32%) of respondents claim that every endpoint has the same level of protection, with a majority of 60% claiming they are unable to consistently block threats across endpoints.

An expert with Cyvatar offers insight.