Each year, the cyber security community puts out new statistics on data breaches. While certain sectors face a different mix of threats, many of them evolving year-after-year, once constant remains – the deficit between the time a system is compromised and the time that breach is discovered.
Movies and TV would have us believe that data breaches are long, hard-fought battles between the good guy and the bad guy—and the bad guy wins. That could not be further from reality. Hackers are opportunistic. They want to spend as little time as possible getting into the system, getting what they need, getting out, and exploiting it as fast as possible.