Computer Weekly on the average time an attacker remains undetected in EMEA-based networks increasing to just about six months:
The time taken by firms to detect breaches increased by 40% from 2016 to 175 days on average in 2017, according to the latest M-Trends report by security firm FireEye.
This dwell time for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region is also 74 days longer than the global average of 101 days, which is up from 99 days in 2016, according to the report, which is based on information gathered during investigations by FireEye’s security analysts in 2017.
The report attributes the increase in dwell time to the rise in the number and variety of attacks from multiple threat actors, a decrease in organisations using incident response to address destructive malware, an increase in notifications by law enforcement, and an increase in the discovery of existing compromises relating to industrial control systems (ICS).
Interesting to read that EMEA dwell time is two and a half months longer than the global average. While I understand the overall dwell time increase, what is unique about EMEA making the area appear less effective at detection than the rest of the world?