Applying Deception Mechanisms for Detecting Sophisticated Cyber Attacks

By TopSpin


The research department at TopSpin Security conducted an experiment to investigate the performance of deception technologies in a simulated corporate environment in which more than 50 professional hackers and security experts used their knowledge and skills to try to extract a pre-defined piece of data and stay undetected. The experiment sought to answer a number of questions, including: 1) What kind of attacker will be attracted to what different type of resources (traps)? 2) What deception mechanisms should the defending organization employ? 3) Where should they be placed? 4) What kind of traps should be used Every attack pattern was carefully monitored and upon completion the data logged was analyzed and aggregated. Trends, attack patterns and statistics were derived from the data logged.

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