Blog Research Uncovers the Hidden Costs of Detection-based Cybersecurity [Infographic]


February 6, 2018 Category: Company News By: Jessica Morales Comments: 0

Research Uncovers the Hidden Costs of Detection-based Cybersecurity [Infographic]

  • Our new research conducted by Vanson Bourne finds detect-to-protect security costs organizations more than $16 million per year.
  • This is despite the fact that detection-based cybersecurity is failing to keep up with increasingly sophisticated malware.
  • The infographic below explains the only effective way to reduce threats is to render them harmless with virtualization-based application isolation.

You’re spending how much per year?

Do you know what detection-based cybersecurity is really costing your enterprise? While this traditional approach may prevent some data breaches, it’s no match against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. With dwindling effectiveness, the costs to maintain a detect-to-protect infrastructure no longer make sense.

Often the most vulnerable and easily exploitable targets are endpoint applications, particularly email and browsers. Even with multi-layered security stacks focused on pre-breach detection, an expert team running your Security Operations Center (SOC), and copious warnings to employees—malicious intruders are still getting past corporate defenses.

In other words, even though you’ve invested heavily in security tools, teams, and training, the costs may not be paying off.

So how big is the problem? We hired a research firm and asked them to dig deep to examine what it’s costing enterprises in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, to detect and prevent data breaches using traditional detection-based security tools.

Get the facts: Download the free research report.

Fighting cybercrime with detection-based security tools could be costing you more than $16 million a year.

Typically, your SOC team is drowning in alerts pinged from cybersecurity systems monitoring networks, endpoints, firewalls, and more—and about 70% of those alerts are false positives. While hyper-sensitive detection may sound good in theory, it may be generating some staggering costs.

To manage threat detection, the security team spends tedious hours investigating every alert, and then dives into time-consuming, yet required tasks like repairing damages and preventing future breaches. All this translates into very significant expense in employee time and productivity.

Managing common cybersecurity scenarios may cost you more than $16 million per year—the average combined cost of triaging threats, rebuilding compromised machines, and issuing emergency patches, according to our research.

Is it worth spending nearly $350K on detection?

Even if you’re using advanced threat protection tools to detect unusual behavior, next-gen anti-virus, whitelists, blacklists, network sandboxes, you name it—a detect-to-protect approach may not reduce the risk enough to offset the cost of investment.

For many organizations, that investment is averaging more than $345,000 per year, a high price tag for detection solutions that have been fighting a losing battle against the rapidly evolving sophistication of hackers.

Learn more about the true total cost of ownership for detection-based security. Download The Hidden Costs report today.

Malware can lie in wait, ready to be fired into action by a simple mouse click in a browser, email, or office applications. In other words, the fundamental weakness in detection-based security is that you don’t know there’s a problem until you have a problem.

Reduce threats by rendering them harmless.

With a polymorphic threat landscape that’s constantly evolving, organizations of every size need to rethink their security strategies and start going on the offense with application isolation. By proactively isolating vulnerable application endpoints, you effectively contain and control cyberthreats with zero risk to the host system, your networks, or other enterprise assets.

No more chasing false positives or risking missed detections, no more endpoint remediation and crisis patching. With application isolation, you can dramatically reduce your cybersecurity costs, while powerfully protecting your systems and data. That’s what we do at Bromium—and we’re ready to do it for you.