False Positives Plague Cybersecurity Professionals

January 17, 2020

Automation is helpful in reducing the time to investigate alerts.

Cybersecurity providers are being bombarded with alerts, many of which turn out to be false positives, creating challenges for the industry.

That’s according to CRITICALSTART‘s latest report, The Impact of Security Alert Overload. MSSPs, Managed Detection and Response (MDR) providers and Security Operations Center (SOC) professionals were surveyed for the report.

CRITICALSTART found that 70% of cybersecurity professionals investigate more than 10 security alerts daily, a marked increase from 2018 when just 45% reported investigating double-digit alerts each day. And respondents reported a false-positive rate of 50% or higher, meaning valuable time that could be used to strengthen an organization’s security posture is being spent chasing cyber ghosts.



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