AETs: The Dirty Little Truth About Security

AETs: The Dirty Little Truth About Security

Number of Admitted BreachesNumber of Admitted Breaches

Roughly one in five respondents (22%) admits their network has been breached in the last 12 months.

Average Cost of a Security BreachAverage Cost of a Security Breach

Estimated average cost globally is $931,006. In the U.S., that number rises to $1 million on average.

The Rise of Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs)The Rise of Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs)

Of those suffering a breach, 44% say they believe an AET played a key role.

Percentage of Those Breached With AET Detection CapabilityPercentage of Those Breached With AET Detection Capability

Of those admitting to or knowing of a breach, 17% say they had an AET defense in place.

Percentage That Think They Have an AET Defense in PlacePercentage That Think They Have an AET Defense in Place

Fifty percent of respondents who deployed an intrusion prevention system and endpoint security said they could defend against AETs despite the fact that these tools don’t defend against AETs.

AET ConfusionAET Confusion

While 70 percent claim to know what an AET is, only 37 percent of them incorrectly identified the term’s meaning.

A Lack of Detection CapabilitiesA Lack of Detection Capabilities

Thirty-nine percent said they don’t have a mechanism for detecting AETs.

Biggest Issue with AETsBiggest Issue with AETs

Two-thirds of the respondents (63%) report that convincing their board that AETs are a serious threat is a major challenge.

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