During the past, security technologies have largely focused on detection and blocking mechanisms to respond to attacks. Security of course must continuously evolve to detect and defend against attacker strategies, and these past strategies must continue to include new capabilities as well as old to properly defend against the array of attack techniques. A new emerging technology response capability is to “deceive” as a response.
The future of security will incorporate defense in depth, detection in depth, contextually aware adaptive response and increasingly leverage offensive misdirection and deception techniques with the goal of overwhelming and delaying attacker activities. Providers of deception and misdirection techniques are emerging while these same capabilities in some existing security products. Using attacker deceptions as a response strategy will have a game-changing effect on hacker attack campaigns.
In 2015, the Gartner TSP Security Solutions team will evaluate this emerging class of response capabilities and providers that offer them throughout the security market. We will also explore how existing security technologies can evolve to incorporate some of these response capabilities. Keep on the lookout for the TSP Security Solutions Agenda Overview for 2015 and track this emerging area of research.
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