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Glossary Definition

True Positive


True Positive

A true positive occurs in cybersecurity when a positive detection occurs in a situation where there is an alert or problem condition. In other words when an intrusion detection system (IDS) successfully detects suspicious behaviour, or a vulnerability assessment detects vulnerable software, or in attack surface management when the platform or process finds assets that are related to an attack surface.

A true positive indicates that the system is performing as expected by looking for and finding no problem where and when they exist.

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