27% of IT managers believe that attacks against their network can be attributed to nation states. This figure is up significantly from a year ago, and it should wake up anyone involved in Risk and Security. Ensure that you have properly adjusted the risk to your organization for the possibility of a sophisticated attack from a Nation State and calculated for the type of damage that they could inflict.

A new study shows that attackers, once inside your network, are able to stay in longer (aka “dwell time”) in order to get to know your business, processes and technology. The longer they stay in your network, the more damage they can do to you, your clients and your data. Most security systems are designed to monitor the perimeter, not the inside systems, so ensure that you have security controls and alerting for critical internal systems to detect unusual behavior and lateral movement.