How Companies Squander Their IDPS Investments

It's clear that intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) can be an important component of an organization's multilayered security strategy, providing insight that access prevention devices at the perimeter can't deliver. 

In this guide, you'll learn how to evaluate different cybersecurity operations, how to correctly implement IDPS, and how to decrease your company's chance of a security breach. 

If Everything's Fine, Then Something's Wrong

By now the scenario is all too familiar: A company reveals that its cyberdefenses have been breached. Initially, it believes that the damage has been contained, but as the extent of the theft is realized over time, the number of compromised records grows in a steady drip of bad news that alarms customers and destroys reputations. The organization eventually learns that cybercriminals have been inside its network for weeks, steadily siphoning away data.

Cybersecurity Facts

  • Dwell time. The delay between a cybersecurity breach and its detection. The average is nearly 100 days.
  • Cybercriminals are becoming more subtle, sophisticated, and devious. Organizations they attack are constantly playing catch-up.
  • 54 percent of respondents to CSO's "2018 Global State of Information Security Survey" say they don't have an incident response process in place. 
  • More than half of U.S. businesses have been hacked, with attacks being even more common among small businesses.