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Emerging Technology Analysis: Deception Techniques and Technologies Create Security Technology Business Opportunities

Published: 16 July 2015

ID: G00278434

Analyst(s): Lawrence Pingree

Summary

Deception techniques such as honeypots are not a new concept in security; however, new techniques and capabilities promise to deliver game-changing impact on how threats are faced. This research articulates how product managers can successfully use threat deception as a threat response tactic.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Technology Description
    • Overview
    • Imagine the Future — A Deception Wave Is Eminent
    • Why Leverage Deception?
    • The Honeypot Lives On With the Emergence of Distributed Decoy Systems
    • Intelligence-Led Deceptions Are Crucial to Disrupting the Attacker
    • Four Styles of Deception — The Deception Stack
    • Examination of Deceptions Possible at Each Kill Chain Phase
  • Technology Adoption
    • Factors That Will Drive Adoption
    • Factors That Will Inhibit Adoption
  • Technology Impact
    • Actions for the Next Six to 18 Months
  • References

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