Gartner Research

Managing Machine Learning and Behavior False Positives

Published: 14 June 2019

ID: G00389458

Analyst(s): Mark Harris

Summary

Traditional EPP/EDR solutions aim to minimize false positives; however, the new machine-learning- and behavior-based detection techniques adopted by endpoint security solutions make them inevitable. Security and risk management leaders need to manage this without affecting operations and protection.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Define a Playbook Including Sets of Tools and Processes for Assessing If an Alert Is a False Positive
  • Run a Proof of Concept to Evaluate the Impact of False Positives on the End User and the Operations Team
  • Ensure False Positive Mitigations Don’t Lower the Level of Protection

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