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“Deception 2.0 for Dummies” Examines Fundamentals of Next Generation Deception Technology

March 19, 2018

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Acalvio eBook Highlights the Need for Improved Detection Efficacy and Flexible, Cost-Effective Threat Intelligence

Santa Clara, Calif., May 18, 2017 – Acalvio Technologies, an innovator in Advanced Threat Defense, today announced the release of “Deception 2.0 for Dummies”. This eBook explains the fundamentals of the next generation of deception technology. Deception 2.0 approach, leverages advances in Distributed Deception technology, Data Science and Cloud architectures to deliver accurate, timely and cost-effective detection.

Deception 2.0 for Dummies explains cyber defense deception concepts and technologies in six short chapters covering the following topics:

Evolution of cyber threats and the role deception can play in breaking the cyberattack life cycle
Why prevention technologies alone aren’t enough to protect enterprise networks and how honeypot technology can help
Characteristics of second-generation deception technologies
Approaches to formulating an enterprise deception strategy
Deception solution deployment architecture
What to look for in an effective deception solution
“Cybersecurity breaches are active on enterprise networks for an average of 200 days before they are discovered. Once inside your network, attackers pivot to other systems and networks, stealing valuable and sensitive data with impunity,” said Ram Varadarajan, CEO of Acalvio. “Given the rise of cloud computing, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT), traditional security solutions are not adequate to defend the modern enterprise. Deception 2.0 for Dummies will help organizations understand the power and potential of Detection 2.0 technology for effective cyber defense.”

Despite a greater awareness of advanced cyber threats, and a renewed focus on IT security, the number and scale of successful cyber-attacks continues to grow at an alarming rate. The Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout recently reported a record 1,093 data breaches in the United States in 2016 — a 40 percent increase over the near-record high reported in 2015. The Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis estimated that the average total cost of a data breach in 2016 was $4 million and Juniper Research predicts that cybercrime will cost $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, averaging $150 million per breach by 2020. This demonstrates the immediate need for organizations to have a detailed understanding of the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) of today’s emerging threats.

“Since the beginning of time, deception has been used in nature and warfare as a powerful defense mechanism as it is a very useful and effective tactic to detect and evade threats in many situations. The modern cybersecurity situation is one such example,” continued Varadarajan. “Cyber warfare today requires an effective solution to detect, engage and respond to malicious activity on enterprise networks. Deception 2.0 for Dummies provides the insight that organizations need to learn how to easily deliver high fidelity, cost effective and early detection of malicious activity.”

Deception 2.0 for Dummies reflects on the need for early, accurate and cost-effective detection of breaches and insider threats. The eBook is available now at Acalvio.

About Acalvio

Acalvio provides Advanced Threat Defense solutions to detect, engage and respond to malicious activity inside the perimeter. Acalvio’s ShadowPlex is based on patented innovations in deception and data science. This enables a DevOps approach to deploying enterprise-scale pervasive deception, with zero-admin. Acalvio enriches its threat intelligence by data obtained from internal and partner eco-systems, enabling customers to benefit from defense in depth; reduce false positives; and derive actionable intelligence for remediation. The Silicon Valley based company is led by an experienced team with a track record of innovation and market leadership and backed by marquee investors. For more information, please visit www.acalvio.com.

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