Improve SOC Efficiency with
Illusive Threat Deception

Improve Incident Response and
SOC Efficiency with Deception

It’s no surprise that SOC operators are under incredible strain—from talent shortages and data overload, to the sheer volume of disparate technologies they maintain.

Under constant attack and barraged by piles of alerts, SOC teams must examine and prioritize meaningful alerts that warrant further investigation.

Piecing together a picture of what actually happened can take weeks or months. Many worry, “what have we missed?” In the event of a true attack, the attacker may already have been well entrenched in the network—or may already have exfiltrated data.

Continuing to use the same tools and processes perpetuates the endless cycle of reactive response. When the primary detection method is based on finding potential indicators, the SOC will always be on a “hamster wheel”—never enough skilled people to sort through the noise, without the confidence they’re really getting the job done.

Stop, Swap,
and Roll

With deception, you can turn the incident model upside down. Deception technologies tell you in real time when an attacker is actually DOING something—i.e. is in the midst of the human decision-making process to probe the environment and attempt lateral movement.

Deception-based alerts are high-fidelity, generated near “Patient Zero” through fake data residing on endpoints. Responders know to immediately prioritize these alerts—and have essential decision-making context:

  • A wealth of precise forensic data collected directly from where the attacker is operating;
  • Knowledge of where in the network the attacker is positioned, and how many “hops” they are from privileged credentials and “crown jewels.”

Now teams have clear options. They can isolate the attacker or take other rapid action to stop the attack, or—especially if they have honeypots or decoys—they can continue to observe and collect information on the attacker’s goals and techniques.

With deception-generated alerts, IR teams can kick-start the triage process and give precise focus to broader correlation, analysis and eradication efforts.