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Reports of data breaches are down by 52% year-on-year in the first half of 2020

Reducing the time taken to detect and respond to an incident is a significant factor in reducing the time, effort and cost involved with a security incident. Put simply, the sooner an incident can be detected and dealt with, the easier and cheaper it is to ensure the business continues to operate.  

According to research by Risk Based Security, there were 2037 publicly reported breaches through to June 30, accounting for a 52% decrease compared to the first six months of 2019.  

Working remotely has raised immediate working issues to the forefront of concern and in some cases pushed cyber security on the back burner. Leaving some organisations vulnerable to attack.  

In an article published on Infosecurity, Steven Furnell, professor of cybersecurity at the University of Nottingham, said his instinct is that we’re not necessarily seeing a decrease of breach events, “but more likely that attention has been distracted by the pressing demands of COVID-19 and the transition to home working.” 

Consider protecting your endpoints with an outsourced monitoring service ideally at device level to spot intrusion earlier and, if appropriate, isolate the device until further investigation reveals next steps remedial action.  

Our fully-managed MDR service, Triarii, discovers and proactively responds to cyber-threats in real-time, delivering a defence that is just as adaptive as the threats are. Find out more about Triarii 

Read the full Infosecurity article here.

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