When Do Adversaries Call it Quits?
The additional time to deter the majority of attacks is less than two days.
The Myth of the Big Payout
Many attackers are motivated by economics, but actual earnings reveal a diﬀerent reality.
Does Crime Pay?
Attackers say they are
motivated by earning potential.
Excellent IT Security Deters Adversaries 4 Days Past Their “Change Target” Point
The average attacker only makes one quarter
of what IT security pros make each year.
Changing the Economics of Attacks
Excellent IT Security doubles the time attackers need to plan and execute a successful attack
The Path Forward? Sharing Threat Intelligence
Sharing threat intelligence with peers is considered most eﬀective for preventing attacks
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Most adversaries choose
Attacks Can Be Thwarted
by threat intelligence sharing
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THE REAL COST
Prevent successful breaches by impacting attacker ROI.