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Deception Matters: Slowing the Adversary with illusive networks

  • Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT (2017-05-02 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Chad Gasaway, Eric Cole


  • Illusive Networks

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Deception is an effective defense against targeted attacks, leveraging the power of false or misleading information to thwart adversaries. By creating a false map of cyber assets, adversaries are misdirected from their real targets without their knowledge and stumble into a cyber rabbit hole.

Instead of breaking into real systems, adversaries are breaking into fake systems with fake libraries and DNS servers, counteracting an attacker's every move. This slows them down enough for detection systems to kick in and take action. In this way, deception boosts the odds of finding an adversary early and mitigating overall damage.

In this webcast, SANS Fellow Dr. Eric Cole recounts his review of illusive networks' deception and protection capabilities to show cyber deception in action. Register now to learn how illusive networks' tools and services can aid early detection and response, as well as hide the deceptive actions from the enemy. You'll also learn how:

  • illusive network's Deceptions Everywhere enables you to attract adversaries to an "alternate reality" of your network, making detection faster and more accurate
  • illusive network's Attacker View masks your real network map from the attackers so they don't know they're being fooled
  • illusive network's real-time forensics collect information at the moment of an attack, and provide actionable reports to contain the attack

Click here to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Dr. Eric Cole.

Speaker Bios

Eric Cole

Eric Cole, PhD, is a SANS faculty fellow, course author and instructor who has served as CTO of McAfee and chief scientist at Lockheed Martin. He is credited on more than 20 patents, sits on several executive advisory boards and is a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency. Eric's books include Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible and Insider Threat. As founder of Secure Anchor Consulting, Eric puts his 20-plus years of hands-on security experience to work helping customers build dynamic defenses against advanced threats.

Chad Gasaway

Chad Gasaway is the director of sales engineers at illusive networks. Chad has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years and has demonstrated expertise in cyber security, working directly for organizations such as RSA Security, AT&T, ArcSight, Hewlett Packard ESP, SilverTail Systems, Crossbeam Systems, and Qwest Communications. He is currently working with some of the biggest global organizations in the finance, healthcare, energy, and e-commerce industries and excels at solving the most complex IT security threats CISOs are faced with today.


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