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Security tools' effectiveness hampered by false positives

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Nov 2, 2015.

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    Thanks to technologies such as intrusion detection systems, services such as threat intelligence and other emerging sources of information, security programs today are gathering unprecedented amounts of data about threats and attacks.

    This can help strengthen the security posture of organizations in a big way, by giving them a head’s up on the latest threats. But unfortunately it can also add to the nagging and costly problem of false positives — normal or expected behaviors that are identified as anomalous or malicious.

    False positives are a problem not only because they take up manpower and time to address, but also because they can distract companies from dealing with legitimate security alerts.

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