For decades, security professionals have been stuck in a pattern of adding the latest technology or another threat feed to improve their security posture, writes Steve Rivers, Technical Director International, ThreatQuotient.

Clearly this approach hasn’t worked. 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 the latest Ponemon Study. What’s behind the rising costs? A huge factor is dwell time that has also risen to 197 days from 191 in 2017, as well as an increase in time to containment, now at 69 days from 66.

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