Why organizations often miss the mark on cybersecurity threat detection
In the dynamic security arena, the main challenge for the CISO and CIO is to wage a constant battle against hackers and cybercriminals. These malicious actors are always one step ahead of the defenders, persistently looking for new vulnerabilities and gaps to exploit and infiltrate the enterprise network. Failure to address these threats promptly can lead to disastrous consequences for the organization.
Survey results reveal that, on average, it takes more than five months to detect and remediate cyber threats. This time lag is significant, as a delay in responding to cyber threats can lead to a potential attack. This reality raises a major concern and underscores the urgent need to implement proactive cybersecurity measures to identify and mitigate growing cyber threats. In this scenario, it is also crucial to examine why threat detection remains a challenge.
Why do organizations miss the mark?
Organizations often face significant obstacles in their fight against cyberattacks, and statistics clearly show the pain points. Here we present shocking data that reveals why detecting cyberattacks remains a challenge:
- Detection Gap: According to Verizon’s Data Breach report, 56% of security breaches take months or longer to discover. Source: Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
- Underestimation of Insider Threats: 34% of security incidents are caused by internal employees, but only 16% of organizations realize this threat. Source: Ponemon Institute.
- Lack of Investment in Advanced Detection Technologies: A Gartner study reveals that by 2025, 80% of companies that do not adopt advanced threat detection technologies will fail to detect critical security incidents. Source: Gartner.
- Overabundance of Fake Alerts: 70% of organizations experience alert overload, with 45% of them admitting that they cannot address all the alerts they receive. Source: Cisco Annual Cybersecurity Report.
- Insufficient Awareness Training: 95% of successful attacks result from human error, and only 25% of organizations provide ongoing security awareness training. Source: Cybersecurity Ventures.
These statistics highlight the critical need to address these issues to strengthen cyber defenses. Effective detection of cyber-attacks requires a comprehensive strategy that combines advanced technologies, staff awareness and agile incident response.
What are the essential steps to prevent and strengthen digital defenses?
In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity is an inescapable priority for organizations looking to protect their assets and ensure continuity of operations. Redborder is proud to present a comprehensive guide on the essential security measures companies should consider to prevent cyberattacks and strengthen their digital defenses.
- Multi-Layered Cybersecurity Approach:
The key to effective defense lies in diversifying layers of security. Redborder offers advanced network security solutions ranging from Network Traffic Analytics (NTA) to understand real-time traffic to Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Network Detection (NDR), we form a comprehensive shield. This amalgamation of layers ensures not only the identification, but also the anticipation and active mitigation of threats, providing security that evolves at the pace of today’s landscape.
- Develop a Comprehensive Incident Response Plan:Preparation is the best defense. Redborder not only detects threats; it also trains you to develop and execute a Comprehensive Incident Response Plan. Efficient coordination in the face of an attack is key, and our platform facilitates fast and effective response, minimizing the impact and restoring operational normalcy.
- Establish Cybersecurity Policies:Cybersecurity policies serve as the backbone of an effective strategy. With Redborder, you can establish customized policies ranging from access control to specific restrictions. These policies serve as a precise guide to maintain security in all corners of your network, creating a secure and controlled digital environment.
- Focus on Employee Education:The human factor remains one of the biggest vulnerabilities in cybersecurity. Training employees on safe online practices, raising awareness of social engineering tactics and fostering a “security first” mentality are crucial steps. Continuing education not only empowers employees to recognize and avoid threats, but also transforms the entire organization into a first line of defense.
By taking these essential steps backed by Redborder’s services, you not only strengthen your digital defenses, but also establish a proactive stance against cyber threats. Cybersecurity with Redborder is not just an answer; it is an evolving strategy to keep your digital environment secure and resilient.