Challenges of Threat Detection and Response

The world of technology continuously advances in a variety of ways we can’t even imagine. Many industries, businesses, government, and individuals are relying on its benefits and functions. As much as we want to be grateful for the convenience and endless opportunities brought by technology, different threats online are also present. Early detection and prompt threat response are the key for us to securely use technology.

Alongside with the improvement of technology, cybercriminals also develop threats to trick more individuals and organizations. Threats could result in data loss, unauthorized access to sensitive files, and other harmful things that might happen to your computer or network.

Some of the most common threats include ransomware, phishing, malware, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), and botnet. Cybercriminals might blackmail your company through those attacks in exchange for financial gain.

Threat detection and response are vital aspects in cybersecurity, especially for those operations that are dependent on technology. Detection allows your cybersecurity team to identify potential threats. Threat response is the next step after detection.

Despite the beneficial functions of threat detection and response, a cybersecurity team might still face challenges caused by different factors. We have listed down below some of the challenges in threat detection and response. Awareness of these challenges is necessary in order to keep your devices and operations safe and secure from threats.

Accuracy and speed of threat detection

Cybercriminals’ advancement led some organizations to have a hard time keeping pace to accurately and timely detect threats. Also, the solutions that some organizations acquire might not be fast enough and have limited visibility within the connected infrastructure.

Threat Response

Complicated network/cloud-based environment

Your cybersecurity team might be challenged to manage multiple cloud environments and an increasing number of users in the organization. Adequate supervision on the maintenance and security of every application and device might not be provided. And, that could result in unnoticed growth of threats. Threat response may be too late if many device and user accounts have been affected.

Manual process of threat detection and response

This factor might hinder your cybersecurity team to keep up and get ahead from the threats. Manual processes would consume more time and energy.

Concentration within the perimeter of the network

The problem of dedicating too much effort and attention within the perimeter is that some assets might remain overlooked and vulnerable. Your organization may still be affected by other threats, such as phishing. It could also lead to inadequate capacity to detect and perform threat response once the perimeter has been breached.

Providing latest tools and knowledge on cyberattacks

Some organizations do not possess the updated or latest tools on detection and threat response. It is important for the cybersecurity members to be equipped with the current knowledge because threats are evolving. They need to be updated with the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs). This should be included in your cybersecurity plan.

Manpower in cybersecurity

In any field, manpower always has challenges and must be addressed if there’s an issue. In cybersecurity, some professionals dedicate too much time and effort on priority or emergency issues.

Because of this, the team might have a limited amount of time to come-up with new strategies and also to give attention to their personal development. It could also result in an employee being burned out.

According to Sumo Logic, there has been an estimated 2 million worldwide shortage in cybersecurity professionals and this number is increasing.


Threats will always be there, especially in the world of technology. But with proper planning, strategies, and response, your organization will operate smoothly and securely leading to success. Getting awareness of the challenges is the first step. Use them to your advantage.

Invest not only in technological devices or applications but also in the improvement of your people. Allow your members or employees to process their self-development in the workplace. As much as possible, create a balanced environment for technology and your people.

The modern world of technology requires open-mindedness. You have to be adaptable to any challenge, prepared for possible changes, updated with the latest knowledge, and be a forward-thinker.

Organizations need to act immediately and proactively against various cyber threats and challenges. Comodo can help secure your network with our robust tools. Contact us now to enhance your cybersecurity posture.

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