Will we already know if we've been hacked?

No, not necessarily. Advanced cyber or insider threats can sit on a device or network for a very long time before anyone realises they are there (as Sony, for example, found out). A study by HP, in partnership with a cyber security think tank and research centre, revealed that, on average, a threat lies undiscovered for some 170 days. The risk is, however, the longer a threat is on a system the more damage it can do. Sony are good examples of this. The hackers may well have had access for almost a year, without anyone realising it. This is the reason we recommend that detection, rather than prevention, is the cornerstone of a cyber security and IT security strategy today. It can cut down the time a threat is within the perimeter from months to minutes. It's risk management at its best. A threat has minutes to do damage instead of many months of reeking havoc.


No Very

Captcha Image

Who we work with

Your questions

Read all questions ›

Sign up to receive our updates

Protect your reputation with knowledge. Organisations can stay on the front foot with the latest news & developments. Sign up now to stay in touch & ahead of the game. You can find out more on Twitter & LinkedIn too.​

Prove you're not a robot.

Privacy and cookies | Conditions of use

© Avatu Ltd. The content on this website is owned by us and our licensors. Do not copy any content (including images) without our consent.

Website Design and Digital Marketing by Urban Element