Advanced Threats in Retail Companies

Advanced Threats in Retail – A Study of North America & EMEA by Ponemon Institute LLC

Retail organizations battle at least 8 cyber attacks per year, equating to nearly one cyber attack per month; 74 percent of which are advanced threats (AT), 50 percent are DDoS attacks. Most rely on “gut” feel to determine if the company had a targeted advanced threat and only about one-third of companies represented in this study use incident response to contain the impact of ATs and DDoS attacks.

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  • Dwell Time is too long. On average, it takes 197 days to detect an advanced threat

  • Time to Containment takes another 39 days

  • Only 13 percent have established threat sharing with other companies or government entities