06 Jan 2020

Alert overload is burning out security analysts

A recent CriticalStart study sheds light on the impact of alert overload on security operations centers (SOCs) and their staff. The survey found that only 41% of SOC employees still consider their main task to be analyzing and remediating security threats, compared to 70% last year. The majority of security

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02 Oct 2019

Data breaches now cost companies an average of $1.41 million

Data breaches keep getting more expensive for enterprises. In 2017, data breaches at enterprises cost $1.23 million on average per incident, but that number rose to $1.41 million in 2018, a new report by Kaspersky shows. In the first half of 2019, around 4,000 data breaches have taken place, affecting

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29 Aug 2019

SOCs still overwhelmed by alert overload, struggle with false-positives

A new survey by Critical Start shows that Security Operations Center (SOCs) are increasingly overwhelmed with alerts, and that false-positives remain a major contributor to alert fatigue. 70% of SOC analysts said they face 10 or more alerts every day, compared to 45% in last year’s report, while 78% of

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30 Jul 2019

How effective is your security operations center?

A new report by the Ponemon Institute and Devo Security shows that security operations centers (SOCs) are struggling to keep up with mounting cyber threats, leading to crippling workloads and long resolution times for security incidents. The majority of respondents indicated that the effectiveness of their SOC is low, while

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