Gartner Research

Applying Deception Technologies and Techniques to Improve Threat Detection and Response

Published: 18 November 2016

ID: G00314562

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin, Augusto Barros

Summary

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

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.