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High-Fidelity Threat Intelligence - Understanding False Positives in a Multi-Layer Security Strategy

About this whitepaper

Cyber security, also known as computer security or IT security, is the field of protecting computer systems from theft of information, damage of hardware, software, or data, the disruption of services through denial-of-service attacks or the misdirection of services through botnets. The field of cybersecurity is rapidly growing in importance as the world increasingly relies on the Internet and wireless networks, computer systems, smart devices, and the many other devices that make up the Internet of Things.

There are a many different vulnerabilities, exposures, and attacks that companies should be aware of, including backdoors that allow bypassing of security, denial of service attacks, direct-access attacks, eavesdropping, phishing, privilege escalation, social engineering, tampering, spoofing through use of emails, IP addresses, Media Access Control addresses, and biometric samples, and the new type of multivector, polyrhythmic cyber threats, classified as fifth-generation cyber attacks.

All types of computer systems are at risk, and the number is only getting bigger, including financial regulators and institutions, telecommunications, the power grid, nuclear power plants, energy companies, utilities, industrial equipment, the aviation industry, consumer devices such as personal computers and mobile devices, large corporations, increasingly computerized automobiles, government and military systems, medical devices and hospital systems, the energy sector, and the Internet of Things.

Who should download

IT executives who are looking to address the issue of false positives in their company’s layered cybersecurity strategy should download this whitepaper.

Why you should download

This whitepaper points out that the established practice of implementing a multi-layer approach to cybersecurity, which involves things like blocking access to malicious IP addresses, incorporating ports and protocol types into filters, and blocking harmful domain names and URLs, is the most effective way to handle cybersecurity. It then explains the problem of false positives involved in multi-layer security strategies and provides high-fidelity threat intelligence as a solution to this issue.