Ensuring that a detect function is properly established within your organisation is crucial towards building and maintaining cyber resilience as the sooner you can detect a cybersecurity event, the quicker you can mitigate its impact.
It’s a mistake for SMEs to believe that cyber-attacks are easily or immediately detected.
During 2019, the average time for the identification of a breach was 206 days with the average lifecycle of a breach being 314 days (from the breach to containment).
According to the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), the biggest cyber-attack of 2020 has “already happened”, it’s just not yet been detected.
Consequently, SME’s need to put detection mechanisms in place to prepare for the expected – a cyber-attack- it is not a matter of ‘when’ it will occur but ‘if it will occur’.