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Why 2021 will be a big year for deception technology

New use cases, MITRE Shield support, and greater awareness will drive market growth and penetration.

Ask any cybersecurity professional to define deception technology and they’ll likely talk about honeypots or honeynets. This is accurate but antiquated, as is the misconception that deception technology is complex, has limited use cases, and is only useful for security researchers.

Modern deception technology overcomes historical complexity using analytics and automation. Once installed, deception technology scans the network, takes an inventory of assets, and then recommends different types of deception decoys/lures that emulate servers, files, network segments, or valuable services (think Active Directory, for example). Suddenly, a network with around 1,000 nodes will look like it has 10,000+ nodes, making network reconnaissance and lateral movement much more difficult for cyberadversaries.

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