Why is timely detection and response so difficult? People often ask me that question, so I put down my thoughts in this piece in IT Security Guru: http://www.itsecurityguru.org/gurus/breaking-barriers-improved-detection-response/#.VNtR1Fqf_Vt. Timely detection and response is indeed a big challenge confronting organizations. The good news is that there are practical, applicable steps that can be taken to improve the status quo. I hope you agree and find tidbits you can leverage operationally.