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What is Continuous Monitoring in Cybersecurity?

Continuous monitoring in cybersecurity refers to the ongoing process of observing, assessing, and analyzing security controls and activities within an organization's IT environment. It involves real-time or near-real-time monitoring of network traffic, system logs, user activities, and other security-related events to promptly detect and respond to potential threats and vulnerabilities. 

Continuous monitoring aims to give organizations visibility into their cybersecurity posture, enabling them to identify and mitigate risks proactively. By continuously monitoring for anomalous behavior, unauthorized access attempts, or other indicators of compromise, organizations can improve their incident detection and response capabilities, reducing the likelihood and impact of cyberattacks.

Additionally, continuous monitoring supports compliance with regulatory requirements and helps organizations adapt to evolving cyber threats in today's dynamic landscape.

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