Most companies sit on cybersecurity breaches for weeks before they're discovered — while they take hackers only minutes to perpetrate, a new report said Tuesday.
In 93 percent of cases where data was stolen, systems were compromised in minutes or less, according to Verizon's 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report. But in over 80 percent of cases, victims didn't find the breach for weeks or more, Verizon's data showed.
"Criminals are getting better, faster and nobody on the defensive is getting better fast enough," said Bryan Sartin, an author of the report. He said it usually takes a third-party to find signs of a data breach.