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2021 Predictions on Defeating Cybercriminals

by Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher, Author, Investor and Keynote Speaker

Here we are and most of us are thankful that 2020 is almost behind us, since the global panic has taken place as a result of the COVID-19 novel zoological corona virus bioweapon attack on humanity. Are you also wondering where all the time went? So much to do so little time. Time is of the essence. Time is the fire in which we burn. Ok, I’m sure you would agree that while time is a man-made concept, usually, it is completely out of our control. We can, for now at least, joke about time travel and time machines but understanding the importance of time, in specific regards to network security and breaches could change the dynamic dramatically. We could start winning again and stopping the breaches before they happen.

To understand my 2021 prediction, we first have to go back in time, the year is 1999. Enter the Einstein of cybersecurity, a genius, a mentor and a good friend – Winn Schwartau. Winn brings us time-based security. It’s hard to believe that over 20 years ago, Winn discovered and has written about this still very novel concept, in his book called “Time-based Security”, Winn must have been a time traveler because he wrote this book 20 years ahead of his time. He’s done an incredible update in his new book, entitled “Analogue Network Security” – and while no one really understood it back then, it’s time we do, today. However, without even truly understanding the concept, more and more vendors are on the scene creating innovative ways to manipulate the time equation in regards to breaches.

For example, deception-based technology vendors are succeeding at going on the offense to actually slow down breaches by creating dynamic honeypot-like environments for the cyber criminals to ensnare them long enough to stop their breach from being successful. They actually slow down the breach – they can affect the time it takes for a breach to occur, so they have manipulated ‘breach time.’

Take a look at these leading deception technology vendors to see what I’m talking about:

  • Acalvio Technologies
  • AttivoNetworks
  • CounterCraft
  • Cynet
  • CyberTrap
  • IllusiveNetworks
  • Minerva
  • PacketViper
  • Rapid7
  • TrapX

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