There are people using a variety of tactics to illegally break in to your system and do what they will with your data. There are hundreds of security products out there aimed at keeping the bad guys out. The question is, which one will be a good fit for your needs?
The vast majority of cyber security solutions typically look for anomalous activity. They seek out patterns in network behavior that don’t fit the norm. The problem is that so much of the traffic that is potentially bad looks far too similar to normal or safe traffic, which means actual threats are either missed or you get false alerts.
Cyber security approaches that are more in line with deception technology take a different approach. While deception technology also looks for anomalies, it works under a different definition of “anomaly” and seeks out binary sets to weed out false positives and zoom in on actual threats.
Deception technology has been met with speculation. For starters, some business leaders believe deception technology is only required by huge companies, because the perception is that only the big ones are preyed upon by cyber criminals. This is a false narrative and proven wrong by the fact that many, many small businesses have been successfully targeted by cyber criminals.
Another reputation issue is that deception technology is too complex, difficult to implement, and hard to manage. The truth is that modern deception technology is quite simple to deploy, use, and oversee. While there is an obvious ease of use, attackers are the ones who run into the complexities: they are met with numerous amounts of false information disseminated by the deception technology that they can’t perceive as false, which makes their job much, much more difficult.
The best providers offering deception technology are cyber security experts that can install the software in minutes and offer automation tools that make deployment a breeze.
Working with an objective, third party agent with years of experience in seeking out customized cyber security tools for clients can help you wade through the innumerable choices out there and find you the solutions that will be of value to your organization. Rather than go through an expensive and risky trial and error period with new cyber security options, get it right the first time by working closely with a trusted agent.
From automated traffic monitoring tools to deception technology aimed at throwing a false front at attackers, at eXemplify, we have worked with all types of security solutions. Contact us and we’ll take a customized approach to assisting you.