Security+ Key Point
If you’re planning to take the Security+ exam, you might like to remember this key point.
A false positive incorrectly indicates an attack is occurring when an attack is not active. A high incidence of false positives increases the administrator’s workload. A false negative is when an attack is occurring, but the system doesn’t detect and report it. Administrators often set the IDS threshold high enough that it minimizes false positives but low enough that it does not allow false negatives.
This is one of the Remember This blocks from the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide. As a study habit, I encourage readers to repeat these key points to themselves as often as possible. The more you repeat the information, the more likely you are to remember it when you take the exam.
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