Time to turn the tables on cyber-attackers

Outwitting one’s enemy has been a key element of warfare since the ancient Greeks began laying siege to the city of Troy. That 10-year mythological conflict was brought to a sudden end through the use of subterfuge in the form of a giant wooden horse, concealing an elite fighting force, which was wheeled into the citadel by the unsuspecting Trojans. More recently, the Allied nations employed an equally effective deception strategy to divert the German high command’s attention away from Normandy, the planned site of the 1944 invasion, which signalled the beginning of the end of World War II.