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Indicators of a Compromise

Why You Should Investigate IOCs, and What Can Happen if You Don’t

What is an indicator of compromise (IOC)?  An indicator of compromise is a piece of digital forensic data that indicates a potential network breach. This information helps security investigators identify malicious or suspicious activity including threats, data breaches, and malware. IOCs can be collected during routine cybersecurity scans or manually if suspicious activity is detected.  Since IOC identification is primarily reactive, the discovery of an IOC typically means that an organization has already been compromised. However, this detection helps organizations to stop in-process attacks sooner and reduce the attack’s impact. In addition, investigating IOCs can be used to repair existing

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