Security professionals know that the threat of cyberattacks is ever-present and something organizations must always be on alert for. In today’s constantly evolving threat landscape, the ability to quickly detect and respond to security incidents is critical. 

Governments, businesses, individuals, and organizations are continuously challenged by increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. A recent report, based on a survey of more than 800 global IT professionals and security executives, showed 92% of IT leaders state that cyberattacks have grown in frequency since 2023. The report also revealed that cyberattacks are increasing in sophistication with 95% of those surveyed reporting that cyberattacks are so sophisticated that they feel unprepared for the emerging threat vectors.

Another report shows 87% of C-suite and board members are citing ransomware as a high or top priority, while 55% of C-suite and board-level executives stated ransomware attack mitigation as the top priority in their company. Forty percent of respondents ranked security threats and data privacy among the top causes of complexity in their storage infrastructure.

Working together, discovery and recovery incorporates the proactive and reactive measures organizations take to swiftly detect, respond to, and recover from security incidents. That’s why it is important for organizations of all sizes to have a comprehensive security plan in place to discover cyberattacks and take action quickly. 

The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA) 2023 Trends in Identity Security report, based on an online survey of more than 500 identity and security professionals, provides insight into the progress organizations are making in defending against the rapid increase in cyberattacks and the approaches large companies are taking toward security and identity. According to that report, 90% of organizations reported at least one identity-related incident in the last 12 months, a 6% increase from last year's report. The report also revealed identity stakeholders are facing an increasing number of barriers without the support from leadership with 49% reporting their leadership teams understand identity and security risks and proactively invest in protection before suffering an incident, while 29% only engage and support after an incident.

The integration of discovery and recovery is essential for effectively managing security incidents and minimizing their impact on an organization. Proper coordination between detection and response teams ensures that critical information is shared promptly, and appropriate actions are taken in a timely manner. Continuous improvement based on lessons learned from past incidents is also key to strengthening an organization’s security posture and resilience against future threats. 

A recent report detailed how data protection and recovery remain a challenge for many organizations, with 71% of respondents who experienced a ransomware attack reporting it taking days or even weeks to restore full operations. To help address this, 78% of organizations say they plan to increase investments in ransomware protection solutions throughout this year.

With the cybersecurity threat landscape constantly evolving, it is often said it isn’t a matter of if a cyberattack will occur, but when. This is why the ability to quickly detect and respond to security incidents is critical for organizations.