Dwell Time: A Metric Every Company Must Know

Measuring the effectiveness of your cybersecurity strategy.

Dwell time is a leading metric in measuring the proficiency of a given cybersecurity strategy and its related processes, policies and controls. It measures the number of days a threat actor has laid undetected, from the moment of infection to remediation. For CSOs, CTOs and CISOs, watching their cybersecurity system’s dwell time and tying it to business impact is critical.

A mid-level threat will need less than a week to breach an organization’s cybersecurity systems and succeed in stealing their protected information. Despite knowing this, recent data shows the industry is significantly underprepared as the dwell time for major threats may shock you. Learn more about dwell time and how it is used to measure cybersecurity threats by downloading our infographic. You can also search through our Knowledge Center for more infographics and resources to better secure your data.

 

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