Zen and the art of intrusion detection

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If a tree falls in a forest with no-one to hear it, does it make a sound? So goes a typical zen-like philosophical question. While it’s thought-provoking, what does it have to do with Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)?

Simple – if you're not there to watch the tree fall, do you need to know whether it fell or not? The same principle applies with IDS. There's a forest of threats to your network out there. Do you set the IDS to watch every tree, and risk getting lost in the detail? Or do you focus only ...

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