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Cyber attackers can breach targets in hours, report reveals

April 13, 2018 / Warwick Ashford

The majority of hackers claim they can breach an organisation within hours, while most security professionals admit they do not know what to look for. The majority of cyber attackers (71%) can breach a targeted organisation within 10 hours, and 18% claim they could breach a target in the hospitality and food and beverage industries within an hour, according to the latest Nuix black report. Nearly 60% said it was rare for them to encounter systems that they could not break into, 75% of hackers said they were rarely detected by their victims after an attack and 2% said they were never detected. Some 74% said they were rarely impressed by an organisation’s security posture and that most security professionals tasked with detecting attacks do not understand what they are looking for.