Host-based Intrusion Detection System

Learn about the host-based intrusion detection system's (HIDS) role in detecting security threats in an organization.

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A host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) is a software agent that runs on the device and provides alerts if threats are detected. HIDS monitors many properties on the device, including:

  • Software processes that are running.

  • Objects loaded into memory.

  • Network activity.

  • Changes made to the underlying operating system, such as Windows registry settings or system file changes.

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