Hackers need 12 hours to steal info while breach detection takes 300 days, hacker survey says
A report released last week took a different approach to cyber security. Instead of analyzing all the breaches that occurred and looking for trends there, the report surveyed the threats themselves. Nuix’s “Black Report” surveyed 70 different hackers at a conference to see the cyber security world through their eyes. The report, which is included in its entirety below, may catch some by surprise.
The survey revealed that 88% of hackers could steal valuable information in under 12 hours. The breach would not be detected, however, for as long as 300 days. The professionals surveyed also explained that firewalls and antivirus problems provided no challenge, but endpoint security technologies did stop attacks. The hackers said that they rarely ever repeated the same methodologies, so that any new defenses are essentially rendered useless.
The company that produced the report, Nuix, conveniently is selling a “next generation endpoint technology,” so the motivation behind the report may be questionable. Still, it provides a unique, fresh way to evaluate the approaches we take to cyber security.