Attivo Survey Reveals That Dwell Time Remains Alarmingly High

Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, CMO, and Chief Deception Officer – A couple of weeks ago, Attivo Networks released the findings from the company’s annual “Top Threat Detection Trends” survey, with data collected from over 1,200 security professionals across North America, LATAM, Europe, and Australia. Last year’s findings contained several interesting data points, including the fact that more than 50% of respondents indicated that 100 or more days of dwell time—the period from when an attacker enters the network to when the organization detects them—was an accurate representation of their organization. This is obviously concerning, as reducing organizational dwell times to limit how long an attacker has inside a network is a critical initiative of cybersecurity professionals everywhere, and we were interested to see how those numbers had evolved.