A recent survey by the Cloud Security Alliance found, among other things, that out of a sampling of 2,542 anomalous event alerts, only 23.2 percent were actual threats — the rest were false positives. This is one reason “alert fatigue” persists, plaguing security teams in many organizations and across industries. To fully understand the implications of alert fatigue and the role it plays in failing to prevent damaging breaches, it’s important to dig a little deeper into its causes.