Microsoft - 5 Risk Points

5 Risk Points

While many SecOps professionals focus on keeping cyber threats at bay with breach-prevention, threats to security are constantly evolving around us. Nearly 80% of organizations reported data breaches in 2016, with a third of those reporting more than six breaches.1 Of that same group, less than one-third anticipated an attack. This optimism doesn’t reflect the facts. More and more, attackers are using new tactics to circumvent pre-breach security measures. In fact, one report found that 60% of attacks didn’t use malware at all.2 They now exploit a combination of weaknesses to infiltrate and hide inside operating systems striking from within. And it’s working: the average attack in 2016 gave hackers 146 days to act within victims’ systems.