This Halloween, the Monsters Are Coming from Inside the Network!

This Halloween, the Monsters Are Coming from Inside the Network!

Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks – Since A Nightmare on Elm Street premiered in 1984, there have been eight more Freddy Krueger movies. Jason Vorhees has starred in 11 Friday the 13th movies. Michael Myers has slashed his way through 12 Halloween movies—including the recent reboot. And of course, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, mummies, and Frankenstein have been …

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Attackers Are Trick or Treating at Your Door—and You’re Giving Them the Candy

Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer, Attivo Networks – Halloween is upon us once more, but as with most things, it looks a little different this year. While adults wrestle with the countless disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to their lives and businesses, children worldwide are grappling with the sad possibility that trick-or-treating may not be an option this year. Unfortunately, the pandemic has not similarly deterred cybercriminals. Cyberattacks are on the rise, with attackers leveraging the widespread remote work and other consequences of the pandemic to ransack networks throughout the world.

Deception Spooktacular: Let’s Get in Character

Written by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer – I often speak to people with different levels of familiarity with deception technology. Given one’s background, experience, and interests, these conversations can be quite varied. With that in mind and in the spirit of Halloween, I thought it might be fun to describe deception technology through the eyes of other characters who use deception.

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What Could be Coming to Haunt Your Organization this Halloween

Written by: Carolyn Crandall, Attivo Networks CMO – Halloween may be the only time of the year when monsters, vampires and ghosts parade the streets at night spooking the public. However, in the dark online world of sophisticated adversaries and expanding attack surfaces, threats continue to lurk in our networks at unprecedented rates, wreaking havoc on organizations and going undetected for months at a time…scary stuff. These threat actors’ “tricks” are certainly not enjoyable “treats”, so for this year’s Halloween blog, we’re looking into how organizations, in all industries, can avoid falling victim to the modern cyber villain’s trickery with the help of deception technology.

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