Financial Firms ‘Take Up To Three Months’ To Detect Cybersecurity Threats

Companies are putting themselves at significant risk of being hit by damaging cyber-attacks by not being able to detect advanced threats quickly enough, a report has claimed. A study by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by security firm Arbor Networks found that the ‘dwell time’ (the time taken for businesses to realise the possible threat) can be as much as several months, meaning they are not able to prepare and protect themselves adequately.

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