How the security threat landscape will evolve this year
by Lamar Bailey - Director of Security Research and Development for nCircle - Wednesday, 16 January 2013.
Our own research suggests that the top 25 per cent of the nCircle Benchmark antivirus community participants update their antivirus definition files within 7.7 days or less. The length of the time window between updates from antivirus companies and their deployment by users is a good indicator of the security posture of an organization - the longer the period between update downloads and update releases, the longer the possible window of exposure is open to ongoing malware campaigns.

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Total cost of average data breach reaches $3.8 million

The average consolidated total cost of a data breach is $3.8 million, according to a Ponemon Institute study of 350 companies spanning 11 countries. The average cost incurred for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information increased from $145 to $154.


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