Deceptions in Technology

Protecting IP and Product Integrity

Technology companies walk a fine line between encouraging collaborative, cutting-edge thinking and protecting intellectual property and product integrity. The need for open, nimble environments and collaborative cultures that stimulate creativity can be at odds with rigid security controls that slow the business down.

But high-tech companies have a lot at stake. Attackers see them as repositories of valuable IP. Compromise of unique designs or manufacturing know-how can quickly put a company at the bottom of the competitive hierarchy. Malicious insiders with authorized access and intimate knowledge of a company’s inner workings are an especially important concern. Through cyber-tampering, attackers can also manipulate a technology company’s products to inflict serious damage on its customers–raising serious liability and reputation issues, and lowering valuations. Meanwhile, new supply chain models introduce third parties into the manufacturing process. New production methods, such as additive manufacturing, can also expose companies to previously unforeseen types of cyberattacks.

Combined, these factors mean that technology companies need effective strategies to combat APTs. By planting deceptions throughout the environment, Illusive detects attackers during the early lateral movement stage as they’re plotting a path to your critical assets. When the attacker reaches for a deception, an alert fires and forensic data is captured, equipping incident responders to stop the attack.

  • Stop IP thieves. Once IP is stolen, its value is largely unrecoverable. Illusive detects attackers—insiders or outsiders—within just a few moves, so you can stop them before they reach your high value data systems.
  • Detect attempts to tamper and disrupt. Deceptions must be designed to attract sophisticated attackers based on an understanding of their tactics and motives. Illusive’s deceptions are designed by a team of the world’s most advanced cyber intelligence and cyber warfare experts.
  • Gain advanced capabilities—quickly and seamlessly. Illusive’s agentless architecture means that no matter how large and distributed your environment is, the solution deploys with little need for IT involvement, and without business disruption.
  • Empower defenders to be more productive. Only malicious actors can engage deceptions, so there are no false positives. Every alert is a reliable indicator that an event needs to be investigated. With source-based forensics and a real-time view of how far attackers are from critical assets, responders are equipped with the insights they need to take informed action. API-based integration extends the power of Illusive forensics and risk insights to other technologies in the SOC.
  • Keep attackers on their toes. Illusive is an AI-driven, low-touch solution that automates the design, deployment, and adaptation of deceptions. A shifting deception environment makes it impossible for attackers to develop dependable knowledge of your infrastructure.
  • Report on APT attack risk. With cyber risk a top concern at the board level, the Illusive dashboard quantifies your APT attack risk, simplifying accountability to directors and other stakeholders.

“The [attackers] must gamble—gather pieces of information, without a pre-assessment of its value; and, in their gathering, risk being identified. It is this scavenger’s gamble where deception technology delivers its unique cybersecurity value: turning this gamble and risk of being identified into a certainty.”

-Mike Suby, Why Deception is Essential to Your Cybersecurity Strategy, Stratecast|Frost & Sullivan, February 2017

“The [attackers] must gamble—gather pieces of information, without a pre-assessment of its value; and, in their gathering, risk being identified. It is this scavenger’s gamble where deception technology delivers its unique cybersecurity value: turning this gamble and risk of being identified into a certainty.”

-Mike Suby, Why Deception is Essential to Your Cybersecurity Strategy, Stratecast|Frost & Sullivan, February 2017

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Zero False Positives

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Illusive generates reliable alerts as soon as attackers move toward your critical assets.

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Illusive delivers rich, source-based forensics and risk insights as a system breach is happening.