Deception Technology

Deception technology refers to a class of cybersecurity that utilizes a set of defense mechanisms to alert individuals in the event of any potential cyberattacks. It is a sort of early warning system capable of detecting, scanning, and countering zero-day and advanced attacks. 

This type of technology is often automated to detect threats within a network that other types of cybersecurity tools are too slow to spot. Deception technology tools are proactive, often anticipating attacks before they happen. They can even lure an attacker into striking only to catch them. 

It can be used to set a trap within a network, posing as legitimate assets the attacker would ordinarily find attractive. Once the attacker triggers the trap, the tech takes a record of the attack and shuts it down. It can also track and study the attacker’s behavior to better combat such attacks in the future. 

Benefits of deception technology

  • Limits the time attackers can spend on your network.
  • Blocks attacks from spreading very early.
  • Low chance of any real damage to the actual assets.
  • It can detect various forms of cyberattacks, including lateral movement attacks, account hijacking, spear phishing, IoT attacks, and credential theft.
  • Reduces the amount of false positives.