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    Threat Detection

    What is Threat Detection?

    Threat detection is the process of identifying malicious activity or potential threats on computer networks, systems, or applications. This typically involves monitoring network traffic, user activity, and application behavior to identify suspicious activity. Threat detection can be performed manually or through automated systems, such as intrusion detection systems (IDS) and security information and event management (SIEM) systems.

    What are examples of methods for threat detection?

    1. Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS): These systems monitor network traffic and look for suspicious activity, such as unauthorized access attempts or malicious code.
    2. Firewalls: These systems act as a barrier between the internal network and the outside world, blocking malicious traffic from entering the network.
    3. Network Access Controls: These controls limit access to the network based on a user’s credentials or other security measures.
    4. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM): These tools collect and analyze log data from multiple sources to detect potential threats.
    5. Antivirus Software: These tools are designed to detect and remove malicious software from a system.
    6. File Integrity Monitoring: This technique monitors changes to system files and looks for any suspicious activity.
    7. Database Activity Monitoring: This method monitors database access and looks for any suspicious queries or activities.
    8. Endpoint Security: These solutions protect endpoints, such as laptops, by detecting and blocking malicious activity.