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The Importance of Cybersecurity Fingerprinting: A Detailed Guide

The Importance of Cybersecurity Fingerprinting: A Detailed Guide

Cybersecurity fingerprinting refers to the process of collecting information about systems, software, different devices, and various protocols on a network in order to build a profile. This profile is similar to a biological fingerprint and provides unique identification to a system or network.

Now, why fingerprinting technique is important, and why is it widely used across industries in the world of cybersecurity? Well, it must be noted that cybersecurity fingerprinting is an advanced cybersecurity strategy that acts as a double-edged sword. This means cybersecurity fingerprinting can be leveraged by both cybersecurity professionals and malicious actors to carry out their purpose respectively.

When it comes to protecting the organization and its infrastructure, cybersecurity experts can use fingerprinting techniques to identify authorized users and devices ultimately helping to avoid unauthorized access attempts and prevent serious damage.

As per a recent study by IBM, it was found that compromised credentials were the most common form of initial attack vector in data breaches which accounted for almost 43% of incidents. So, by identifying legitimate users, fingerprint techniques can significantly reduce the risk.

On the other hand, attackers can use this technique to identify vulnerabilities and weak points by building a profile with information like operating systems in use, software applications, etc.

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