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Facts & figures about average dwell times, incident response speeds, and which direction the 'detection deficit' is heading.

In information security and incident response, time is of the essence. The longer it takes to discover and remediate breaches, the more time attackers have to slowly bleed an organization of valuable information, set up persistence on the network, and otherwise wreak havoc without worry of repercussion.

Numerous security research and consultancies have established benchmarks for the average amount of time it takes to discover that attackers are operating within an infrastructure. The numbers vary from bad to worse. Take a look as Dark Reading explores some of the estimates, along with a few facts and figures about how costly long dwell times can be for organizations.

About the Author(s)

Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer

Contributing Writer, Dark Reading

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.

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