McAfee the Intel entity has released a new report titled When Minutes Count. The report assesses organizations’ abilities to detect and deflect targeted attacks, reveals the top eight most critical indicators of attack, and also examines best practices for proactive incident response. The survey was conducted by Evalueserve in connection with the report and highlights that a majority of companies lack confidence in their ability to detect targeted attacks in a timely manner.
The report also states that the companies prepared to deal against the attacks are taking the time to investigate high volumes of events, contributing to a sense of urgency and organizational focus on creative approaches to earlier detection and more effective mitigation.
Speaking about the findings, Ryan Allphin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Management at Intel Security, said, “You only gain the upper-hand versus attackers when you address the time-to-discovery challenge. Simplify the frantic work of filtering an ocean of alerts and indicators with real-time intelligence and analysis, and you can quickly gain a deeper understanding of relevant events and take action to contain and deflect attacks faster.”
The report suggests that 74% indicate that targeted attacks are the major cause of concern for the organisations. On the other hand, 58% of organizations investigated 10 or more attacks last year. Moreover, half of the companies party to the survey indicated that they have adequate tools and technologies to deliver faster incident response, but often critical indicators are not isolated from the mass of alerts generated, placing a burden on IT teams to sift through threat data.