No one wants to believe that fake data can influence them, but evidence of its impact is all around us. Studies have shown that fake news can influence how we vote, what we buy, who we support, and what we do. This can transpire through dedicated misinformation campaigns, deceptively edited videos, and the use of technologies like social media bots and deepfakes, which make it difficult to decipher what is real from what is fake.
However, while the impact that fake information can have is often concerning, it can also be a tool used for good. Today’s cybersecurity professionals are using false data to deceive cybercriminals, enabling them to protect networks in new and innovative ways.
Learn more by reading the complete article in Dark Reading by Carolyn Crandall, Attivo Networks Chief Deception Officer.