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Next-Gen Deception Technology: Moving Beyond Honeypots

Posted by Daniel Brody on Aug 22, 2019 3:08:04 PM

Is it time for the proverbial “Honeypots are Dead” Post?

Returning from Black Hat earlier this month, I couldn’t help but reflect on how honeypots were still the first thing that came to mind when many attendees heard the word “deception.” It’s true that when deception technology first emerged years ago, honeypots were the most analogous technology to describe the way deception worked, in that a honeypot tries to trick an attacker into interacting with it. However, deception has come a long way since honeypots materialized in the 1990s and were first commercialized in the 2000s. Call the new generation of deception technology what you will, just don't call it a honeypot.

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Attackers Like Credentials More Than Exploit Kits, IAM & PAM

Posted by Ofer Israeli on Jun 27, 2019 11:40:37 AM

You're vulnerable. And cyber attackers know it.

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A Deception Technologist's View of Cloud Security

Posted by Beth Ruck on May 22, 2019 2:47:12 PM

As I sat down to write this post, I couldn’t help amusing myself with yet another corny “cloud” analogy: The potential for lateral movement between different parts of the extended corporate ecosystem is a bit like all the different types of lightening there are. If, besides being a tech geek, you are also a weather geek, you can read about lighting here. Among other things, this site explains that “Anvil Crawlers are horizontal tree-like, in-cloud lightning discharges whose leader propagation is slow enough… that a human observer… can see its rapid motion across the sky.” Where cloud security is concerned, Illusive’s aim is to make malicious lateral movement to, from, and between clouds slow and visible to the human eye—so that security teams can stop cyberattacks before a successful strike.

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LockerGoga Attack Underscore The Need for Cyber Hygiene

Posted by Jason Silberman on Apr 9, 2019 7:14:35 PM

Spring is here, and with it comes news of a new and vicious ransomware attack, known as LockerGoga.

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Attackers Use Privileged Credentials in Domain Persistence

Posted by Beth Ruck on Mar 21, 2019 5:22:27 PM

The top risk cyberattackers face is the risk of getting caught. But executing an attack is typically a labor-intensive process. Attackers also worry that the access they’ve worked so hard to establish might suddenly get cut off if a password gets changed or an account they’re using is retired or removed from the domain.

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Illusive Networks Completes Its 100th Software Release

Posted by Ofer Israeli on Mar 5, 2019 3:19:30 PM

On February 13th, we broke out the hats and balloons (read: hummus and beer) to celebrate Illusive’s 100th software sprint. For 100 releases now, we’ve been helping our customers—hundreds of organizations across industries—revolutionize their ability to stop advanced cyberattackers.

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