MTTD - Mean Time to Detect Home Cybersecurity Dictionary MTTD - Mean Time to Detect MTTD is the average length of time it takes a cybersecurity team to discover incidents in their environment. The lower an organization's Mean Time to Detect (MTTD) the more likely they will be to limit any damage done by a cyber incident. Things that can help organizations lower their MTTD include Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) technologies, understanding your risk profile, robust cyber resiliency programs, and incident response plans. Lowering MTTD helps reduce Dwell Time. Related TermsMTTR - Mean Time to Respond/RemediateIR - Incident ResponseDwell Time Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS BLOG October 08, 2018 3 Key Ways To Improve Your Incident Response As attack surfaces expand it is critical for enterprises to develop and implement a proactive incident response (IR) plan that combats an increasing l... See Details Read more about 3 Key Ways To Improve Your Incident Response How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.