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Beyond the Honeypot: How Military-Inspired Deception Tactics are Snaring Cybercriminals

Militaries have been using deception for millennia. Cybercriminals use it every day. But cybersecurity vendors are fighting back. Robert Scammell talks to Attivo Networks CTO Tony Cole to find out how military-inspired traps are snaring cyber threats before they get a chance to attack. During World War II, a ghost army fooled Adolf Hitler. A travelling roadshow of inflatable tanks, cannons and airplanes, largely manned by actors and artists, impersonated the Allied Army near the front line. Doing this drew attention away from the US troops, spreading the German forces thin and giving the Allies a tactical advantage.