Infusing Deception Technology into Cybersecurity

Infusing Deception Technology into Cybersecurity

By Pharma Tech Outlook | Friday, August 10, 2018

Deception technology is built on the notion of mimicking a network's actual IT assets using decoys and traps, while deception technology initially required considerable manual labor and expertise to deploy, monitor, and maintain. Nevertheless, partly due to virtualization and automated deployment, the technology may be seeing renewed interest among healthcare organizations.

Today, with the virtual solutions, especially with the variety of managed security service providers, deception technology has become much more accessible to a lot of organizations.

Automation Plus Customization Fits the Need

In order to automate the deployment of deception technology, some organizations analyze the network traffic in their work environment and use the processed information in order to automate the implementation of the deception technology in their infrastructure. Every organization around the globe need to know what kind of system is on each VLAN, and the services and data it requires to be operational. The only thing service providers need from their clients is the relevant IP address for deploying deception on each one of the VLANs within their infrastructure. This is something that no industry could accomplish in the recent past.

Taking a hands-on approach to cybersecurity

As defenders, security companies need people for directing machines and their technology to defend the organizations. From an architectural standpoint, companies usually have a deception layer that gives them the ability to deceive and ensnare the attackers. So several service providers put honeypots, honey directories, other types of objects inside the deception layer to make it seem active and realistic, but also take various different approaches in order to curb and attack attempts.

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