Technical Tuesday – TBD Future Date – Operationalizing Deception for Advanced Breach Detection by Joe Carson of TrapX Security

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Upcoming Events | No Comments

cybergamut Technical Tuesday is for cyber professionals to exchange innovative ideas and discuss technical issues of mutual interest. We plan to have a Technical Tuesday event on this topic in the future.

Topic: Operationalizing Deception for Advanced Breach Detection

Organizations continue to struggle with visibility of lateral movement inside their networks. Sophisticated attackers as well as malicious insiders use authorized services and protocols to achieve their goals. When prevention technologies fail to stop the initial breach, an independent network based technology is needed to provide this visibility. The concepts of honeypots have been around for many years, and “deception” is the evolution of honeypot technology. Operationalizing deception as part of an organization’s overall cyber defense provides exemplary early breach detection when preventative controls fail. It is a well-known adage that the defender must be right 100% of the time and the attacker must be right only once. When deception is deployed throughout an organization, now the attacker must be right 100% of the time. This session will discuss the different aspects of deception, and how they are applied. It will show the value of establishing a deception strategy that approaches it holistically. Additionally, we will demonstrate an attack (initial breach, escalation of privileges, and lateral movement) shown both through the eyes of the attacker, as well as through the eyes of the defender leveraging deception.

Presented by: Joe Carson of TrapX Security

Joe Carson leverages 30+ years of Information Technology experience as a thought leader in the field of information assurance and network security. He joined industry in 2005 after a long career with the DoD. Since then he has held strategic roles with small and large organizations, and is currently the Sr. Director of Field Engineering for TrapX Security. Joe has Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Information Systems Management, and a Master’s Degree in Information Assurance.

Locations: TBD