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Report: IT Professionals Far Removed From Reality On Security

Lumeta research says 90% want to detect cyber incidents that may cause breaches within one day.

A new survey of 5,000 US IT executives found 90% of respondents want to detect within one day cyber incidents that could lead to breaches, while 7% were willing to settle for less than one week, and 3%, less than one month.

The study, conducted by LTM Research on behalf of Lumeta, says enterprises are far removed from reality because industry data shows average duration of a breach to be more than six months. In support of this, a Mandiant report of 2015 found only 31% of companies are able to detect a cyber breach using internal resources while the rest find out through a third party. 

Nearly half the respondents said they face several obstacles to attaining network visibility including inability to keep a check on every device on the network.

Lumeta’s Reggie Best thinks the surveyed executives are misplaced in believing they have good security programs in place to protect their data since they lacked real-time network visibility.

For full survey, click here.

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