Serious Data Breaches Take Months To Spot


Serious Data Breaches Take Months To Spot

By Stu Sjouwerman, for Security Awareness Training

John Dunn at TechWorld reported: “More than six out of ten organizations hit by data breaches take longer than three months to notice what has happened with a few not uncovering attacks for years, a comprehensive analysis of global incidents by security firm Trustwave has found.

During 2012, this meant that the average time to discover a data breach for the 450 attacks looked at was 210 days, 35 more than for 2011, the company reported in its 2013 Global Security Report (publicly released on 20 February).

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