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One of the Biggest Headaches In Cybersecurity: False Positives

Posted by Shawn O'Brien on Mar 23, 2016


False positives. Those pesky notifications that make you panic at first, but then after some investigation, you discover that they’re actually nothing at all. This may seem like a minor inconvenience, but just imagine what it’s like when you have to deal with this multiples times a day and you have no efficient way to remove this type of noise from your reports! A false positive is any normal or expected behavior that is identified as anomalous or malicious. This article from Symantec offers several common examples of what causes false positives:

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