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Persistent Threats Can Last Inside SMB Networks for Years

Persistent threats can compromise the networks of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) for years on end according to a new report by Infocyte. The study, which focused on organizations with a headcount between 99-5,000 and no more than $1 billion in annual revenue, found that persistent threats excluding ransomware last an average of 798 days inside SMB networks.

Average dwell time for ransomware attacks is far lower at 43 days, but unwanted applications including adware and Web trackers persist an average of 869 days after finding their way onto the network of an SMB.

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