Organisations in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are two days better than the global average of 56 days to detect a cyber incident as organisations are detecting and containing attacks faster.
In EMEA the median dwell time fell by 69.5% to 54 days in 2019 compared to 177 days in 2018.
FireEye Mandiant M-Trends 2020 Report showed that organisations have put more emphasis on GDPR and increasing focus on security due to the ongoing challenges organisations face from sophisticated threat actors.
The global median dwell time decreased by 28% to 56 days in 2019 compared to 78 days last year.
Dwell time is calculated as the number of days an attacker is present in a victim network before they are detected. The median represents a value at the midpoint of a data set sorted by magnitude.
Internal detection, when an organisation independently discovers that it has been compromised, fell 40.6% to 30 days compared to 50.5 days in 2018 while external notification, when an outside entity informs an organisation that it has been compromised, also fell by 23.37% to 141 days compared to 184 days in 2018.
For the first time in four years, external notifications ex