The Average Time to Detect and Contain a Data Breach from January 1 Was Last Week: Cybersecurity Best Practices

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues, this recent article from Forensic Discovery notes that your Android mobile device may have already been hacked and you may not even realize it. In fact, it may have been hacked as far back as January 1 and it may have taken until last week – or longer – to detect and contain it.

Their article If Your Mobile Device Was Hacked on January 1st, You May Be Just Finding Out About It Now continues on the theme of the previous two posts discussing the vulnerability of mobile devices in general and the particular vulnerability of Android devices as the leading mobile operating system worldwide with this notable stat:

According to the 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report issued by IBM, the average time to detect and contain a data breach is 280 days!  That’s the average, so it can take even longer than that.

Putting that into perspective, the 280th day of 2021 was October 7th. So, if you suffered a data breach on your Android device (or any device for that matter) on January 1, the average time to detecting and containing that breach would have been last week!  With that being the average, some of you could be hacked and still not even realize it!

What are signs that your mobile device may be hacked and what can you do to know for sure whether or not it was hacked?  Check out their article here to find that out – and more!

So, what do you think?  How are you checking to determine whether your devices have malware? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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