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Hacking Back: Simply a Bad Idea

Reading Time: 4 minutes  |  Published: September 24, 2018 in Attivo News
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As the topic of hacking back continues to resurface among elected officials, those of us in the cybersecurity community are scratching our heads over why this concept refuses to die. After digging deeper, one can see that there are many misperceptions regarding what the terms...

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The SOC Gets a Makeover

Reading Time: 2 minutes  |  Published: September 7, 2018 in Attivo News
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Another tool that's changing Aflac's SOC operation is deception technology – a sort of next-generation honeypot – to further minimize its false-positive alerts. Goldsworthy calls its Attivo Networks deception tool "an insurance policy for the unknown."...

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Advanced Deception: How It Works & Why Attackers Hate It

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: December 20, 2017 in Attivo News
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While cyberattacks continue to grow, deception-based technology is providing accurate and scalable detection and response to in-network threats. Distributed deception platforms have grown well beyond basic DecoyDoc trapping techniques and are designed for high-interaction deceptions, early detection, and analysis of attackers' lateral movement. Additionally, deception platforms...

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Deception: Why It’s Not Just Another Honeypot

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: December 1, 2017 in Attivo News
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Deception — isn't that a DecoyDoc? That's a frequently asked question when the topic of deception technology arises. This two-part post will trace the origins of DecoyDocs, the rationale behind them, and what factors ultimately hampered their wide-scale adoption. The second post will focus on...