How to use deception to gain the advantage over cyber-attackers

Deception plays an essential role in any game of strategy, providing an opportunity to trick the opponent into exposing their weaknesses and leaving themselves vulnerable. Given its successes, the application of deceptive techniques has been a mainstay of military tactics, sports playbooks, and gambling for millennia. From tricking a unit of horsemen into overextending their charge to diverting a bomber squadron away from genuine targets, well-placed decoys have delivered powerful results in both offence and defence. Decoys, when paired with lures, can be indispensable in fooling an adversary into engaging or in misdirecting and slowing down their efforts.