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The Detection Trap: Improving Cybersecurity by Learning from the Secret Service
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6/12/2017 | 11:28:03 AM
White House As Honeypot
I have always found it interesting the White House has had as many intrusions as seen on the news (and not), or even that some get as far as they do.  While it's easy to point to incompetence I rather like to see it as something else.  The White House acts as a honeypot.

You see, similar to how one might set up a sweet server that is begging to be compromised to see what flies are attracted the honey, I suspect the White House acts in a similar fashion.  For anyone who has stood outside the White House, there is an almost inviting accessibility to the grounds.  What better way to quickly assess who in the neighborhood has malicious plans than to present a honeypot like the White House?

Now, speaking of dwell time, those with budget could utilize this same concept to border their inner critical data with inviting honeypots that would attract both one-hit-wonders and dwellers.  The key is for those who would dwell, by sitting in the honeypot they are hurting themselves by providing extended time for InfoSec pros to find them and end their squatting reign.  Expense may come to mind, but I suspect the cost and maintenance of an ESX server with a host of VMs spun out to act as a honeypot shield would pay off more in the end for some companies than by just relying on automation.

Adding good automation to the mix would just seal the deal.  With honey.

 

 
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6/13/2017 | 10:58:46 AM
Problem Solving
Because of the ever changing cyber threat landscape, and the pace at which our infrastructures are being attacked, using technology to assist our cyber defenders is an absolute requirement.  However, it's a very important distinction to remember that technology does not solve our problems.  PEOPLE solve problems.  Technology is just a tool.


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