Advanced Deception: How It Works & Why Attackers Hate It

Distributed deception platforms have grown well beyond basic honeypot trapping techniques and are designed for high-interaction deceptions, early detection, and analysis of attackers’ lateral movement. Additionally, deception platforms change the asymmetry of an attack by giving security teams the upper hand when a threat enters their network and forcing the attackers to be right 100% of the time or have their presence revealed, and by providing decoys that obfuscate the attack surface and through valuable threat intelligence and counterintelligence that is required to outmaneuver the advanced human attacker.

Given the increasing number and sophistication of today’s breaches, it’s not surprising that deception is gaining widespread attention. Neil MacDonald from analyst group Gartner recently recommended it as a 2017 top 10 cybersecurity initiative. Research and Markets has noted the global deception market is expected to grow to $2.12 billion by 2021.

Read more about why deception-based technology is providing accurate and scalable detection and response to in-network threats on DarkReading.

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