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Imagine the next Security News Headlines….

by Lawrence Pingree  |  July 27, 2016  |  Comments Off on Imagine the next Security News Headlines….

Just for a moment, imagine the following scenario:

  1. “RandomCompany implements distributed deception platform technology, deploys fake databases and data throughout their environment.”
  2. News story breaks that “underground news sites report that RandomCompany’s data has been breached and offered for sale  in underground forums”.
  3. News outlets ask RandomCompany for comment.
  4. RandomCompany reports to news outlets that the data the hackers got was “deceitful data” e.g. the hacker was put to shame and the data they grabbed was actually fake data.
  5. Throughout these events, the hacker was selling the data online. How does one hacker get their money back from another? Bug, annoy, harass, or de-escrow their escrow money, placing a shame on the hacker that sold the data while also causing financial harm!
  6. News story breaks that “Hacker shamed, sold fake data on internet, adds charges of fraudulent data sales to the list of charges”.

End Theoretical Event Timeline: Now you know the POWER of deception and deceitful data.

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Lawrence Pingree Research Vice President 8+ years at Gartner 24+ years IT security Industry Lawrence Pingree's responsibilities include providing critical insights to technology providers and product leaders on emerging technologies and trends. Mr. Pingree closely tracks the security markets, emerging technologies, trends and competitive market dynamics. He regularly reviews security technologies, provider businesses and their go-to market strategies and focuses on helping Gartner clients plan, choose and evolve as market dynamics shift. His analysis includes an examination of emerging technologies, market changes, go-to-market strategies, end-user buying behaviors, development plans and various business attributes to identify key competitive differentiation and competitive strategies. Read Full Bio

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