Remember when we used to believe we could prevent every attack? We focused on prevention, layering defenses so that if one layer failed another would be there to stop the attack. As the years passed, we realized that despite a defense-in-depth strategy, 100% prevention wasn’t possible.
In fact, attacks are happening with increasing velocity and the average cost of a data breach continues to rise – from $3.62 million last year to $3.86 million in 2018, according to a study by Ponemon Institute. A significant contributing factor to the increased cost is dwell time that has also rise to 197 days from 191 in 2017, not to mention the additional 69 days to contain a threat, up from 66.