Organizations are leaving no stone unturned in their effort to improve their cybersecurity posture. Be it SIEM, EDR, deep network analysis, behavioral analytics and more. Yet, there is no respite from bad actors operating with impunity. Cyber peace of mind is still elusive.
Security through deception
Hackers move very fast. They run scans to easily scan, determine what is exploitable, and step back before you figure out their game. It is unlikely that you will be able to match pace with their speed. So, you need cybersecurity solutions that cannot be detected and can deceive these hackers.
Department of Homeland Security and NIST frameworks now mandate deception technology. MITRE has introduced the Shield knowledge base, to encourage active defense and adversary engagement approaches. Deception, tech makes it harder for attackers to find their targets and wastes their efforts while slowing down attacks. A simple example of deception is planting fake and deceptive resources embedded with stealthy capabilities abilities such as setting up a beacon in a file. When a hacker opens or copies that file an alert is triggered.
When you organize a distributed deception strategy, attackers will be forced to encounter and engage deceptions realistic enough even on systems with low-risk. Their actions then trigger positive alerts that are 100 percent genuine giving cybersecurity teams enough time to stop them. Thus, deception is a proactive defense strategy that avoids the traditional wait and watch game.
Deceive to defeat
Such an approach to cybersecurity is a must if you want to tie-down bad actors and present a strong sense of cyber deterrence to them as part of a holistic cybersecurity strategy. By using distributed deception, you can keep your cyber adversaries chasing worthless cyber mirages while your security team takes them down. Your digital crown jewels are neatly stashed away safe from harm.
Defense-in-depth with layered digital deception
Subex Secure Cyber Deception is a mature solution that is built with layered digital randomness to confuse your adversaries. It works to deceive at multiple levels including networks, assets, data and people. Thus, it keeps hackers chasing a series of endless loops of perceived valuable assets while you identify and eliminate them.
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Prayukth K V has been actively involved in productizing and promoting cross eco-system collaboration in the emerging tech and cybersecurity domains for over a decade. A marketer by profession and a published author, he has also proposed and promoted critical infrastructure protection strategies that rely on in-depth threat research and deflection strategies to deceive hackers and malware. Having been at the frontlines of cyber securing infrastructure, Prayukth has seen cyberattacks and defence tactics at close quarters.