Applying Deception Technologies and Techniques to Improve Threat Detection and Response

Archived Published: 18 November 2016 ID: G00314562

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Deception is a viable option to improve threat detection and response capabilities. Technical professionals focused on security should evaluate deception as a "low-friction" method to detect lateral threat movement, and as an alternative or a complement to other detection technologies.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction to Deception Terms and Techniques
      • Deception Technologies Explained
    • When Is Deception a Must?
    • Distributed Deception Platforms
      • Architecture and Deployment Models
    • Deception in Other Technology Solutions
    • Open-Source or Free Deception Technologies
    • Where Does Deception Fit Into a Security Architecture?
    • Deception Use Cases
      • Which Threats Do You Want to Detect With Deception?
    • Deploying and Using Deception
      • Setting a Deception Budget
      • Establishing a Business Case for Deception
      • Testing the Tools
      • Deploying Deception Tools
      • Operating Deception Tools
    • The Future of Deception Technologies
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Guidance
    • Evaluate Deception Approaches to Detect Lateral Movement
    • Evaluate Deception as an Alternative Security Control
    • Don't Forget Deception Prerequisites
    • Define a Testing Strategy
    • Develop Credible Deceptions to Detect Advanced Threats
    • Make Deception Part of Your Security Architecture
  • The Details
    • Current DDP Vendors
    • Open-Source or Free Deception Tools
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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