Cyber-attack Response Takes More than Two Working Days

Cyber-attack Response Takes More than Two Working Days

Organizations around the world take on average more than two business days to respond to a cyber-attack, according to new research by American cybersecurity company Deep Instinct

The finding was published in the company's second bi-annual Voice of SecOps Report, which was based on a survey of 1,500 senior cybersecurity professionals in 11 countries who work for businesses with more than 1,000 employees and annual revenue north of $500m. 

The survey revealed the average global response time to a cyber-assault to be 20.09 hours. Companies within the financial sector were faster to respond, taking on average 16 hours to react. 

Larger companies also answered threats faster, clocking up an average response time of 15 hours. Smaller companies were found to be slower at responding, taking an average of 25 hours to make their move. 

Other key findings in the report were that only 1% of those surveyed believed that every single one of their endpoints was installed with at least one security agent. 

Just over a quarter (26%) cited “complexity” as the main thing impeding their ability to install more endpoint security agents. Others listed as key concerns the time

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