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CyberSecurity Sense is LBMC Information Security's podcast that provides insight and updates on such information security topics as: IPS Monitoring and Managed IDS Services, Security Information Event Management, Digital Forensic Analysis, Electronic Discovery and Litigation Support, Computer Security Incident Response, Penetration Testing, Risk Assessments, Security Program Planning, Web Application Security Assessments, ACAB LADMF Certification Assessments, CMS Information Security, FedRAMP, FISMA Compliance, HIPAA Compliance, HITRUST CSF Certifications, NIST 800-171 Certifications, PCI Data Security Standards, SOC Reporting and SOX Compliance. 

Aug 22, 2017

Especially for healthcare IT systems, cyber attacks can lead to the exposure of patient data, service disruptions, time-consuming recovery processes, and high costs in the form of paying a ransom or spending money on new servers, security systems, or consultants. However, that is only when an organization is aware of the breach. Some network breaches can go on for months or even years before an organization learns about it, and these can even be organizations that take information security very seriously with compliance requirements, appropriate budgets, and talented security personnel.

The time elapsed between the initial breach of a network by an attacker and the discovery of that breach by the victim “dwell time” or the “breach detection gap.” In this podcast, LBMC Information Security’s Bill Dean discusses attacker dwell time and some methods that can be implemented to address it.

 Listen in, and learn about these key takeaways:

  • Advanced attacks will often circumvent traditional static protections.
  • This provides the ability for extensive “dwell time” of attackers on your network.
  • Put in place additional network controls. If malware cannot communicate out, it cannot operate.
  • “Hunt” for previously undetected malware on your systems.