AETs: The Dirty Little Truth About Security
Roughly one in five respondents (22%) admits their network has been breached in the last 12 months.
Estimated average cost globally is $931,006. In the U.S., that number rises to $1 million on average.
Of those suffering a breach, 44% say they believe an AET played a key role.
Of those admitting to or knowing of a breach, 17% say they had 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.
While 70 percent claim to know what an AET is, only 37 percent of them incorrectly identified the term’s meaning.
Thirty-nine percent said they don’t have a mechanism for detecting AETs.
Two-thirds of the respondents (63%) report that convincing their board that AETs are a serious threat is a major challenge.