A well-designed deception system is designed to fit non-disruptively into an organization’s existing security ecosystem. Deception and decoy solutions provide an additional line of defense for networks, data centers, cloud and SCADA environments to address the situations where attackers have bypassed prevention security systems and real-time notification of inside the network threats is required.
Today’s cyber attacks come in a variety of threat vectors, which can include attacks that start with reconnaissance, stolen credentials, phishing or ransomware attacks. Attackers are in general either scanning a network to find hosts with services or applications to compromise or seeking to exfiltrate employee credentials or data. Either way, attackers and their automation tools rely on the responses they receive throughout the attack process they undertake to achieve success in their attacks. Real-time detection bundled with attack forensic analysis play a critical role changing the playing field against attackers. The hunters now become the hunted, putting the power of control back into an organization’s hands.
Stealing logins and passwords on the endpoint is not the only way attackers can compromise credentials. They can launch Man-in-the-middle attacks on the network to capture credentials in transit. Detecting MITM attackers can be challenging since they operate in the subnets and generally beyond the scope of traditional network security applications.
Integrated deception into the production AD environment gives organizations a line of defense within their AD infrastructure while increasing the authenticity of deception objects at the network and endpoint.