We need to keep learning about all aspects of cyber security. For the next seven days I'm going to extract one short segment out of the Cyber and Physical Security Special Report to highlight an aspect of cyber security that you need to be aware of. The sixth cyber tip on early-warning systems is below:
Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems
What they are: An early-warning system for suspicious activities.
What they do: Look for communications with machines or
networks known to be associated with hackers. These solutions can
also analyze internal activities to flag possible breaches.
Bottom line: ID/IP solutions can either warn administrators
or automatically block actions, depending on the preferences established by security officials.
In addition to their real-time safeguards, these solutions also gather and report on
ongoing activities to give security professionals insights into agency staff
members who may not be fully complying with security policies.