Cyber attacks have been on the rise for the past five years and traditional, passive defenses are no longer enough to protect businesses and enterprises. Many companies are pairing defensive and offensive cybersecurity approaches and are implementing measures like honeypots and deception technologies to protect against future attacks.
The earliest use of the term “honeypot” in a cybersecurity context was in the Cuckoo’s Egg, a book by Clifford Stoll based on his real-life encounter with international espionage. Even after Stoll’s effective use of honeypots to stop a spy ring in 1986, honeypot software only first became widespread in 1999, after companies and research organizations started using honeypots to study how hackers interacted within secure environments.
Honeypots are a form of deception software that uses data and information to lure attackers into certain systems. The honeypot then traps attackers in those systems so that businesses or researchers can learn about a hacker’s methods, tactics and motivations before an actual attack takes place.
By including information and data that mimics a real system network, honeypot software entices hackers to attempt to steal the seemingly valuable information, passwords and other encrypted data. Once the hacker has entered the system, honeypot technologies allow entities to view and analyze how a malicious actor interacts once an environment is infiltrated.
The value in honeypot software lies in the fact that it helps organizations learn where they’re vulnerable and need to deploy countermeasures. Additionally, honeypots capture information about malware, reveal details about hackers and waste attackers’ time by trapping them in dead-end networks.
RevBits Deception Technology is a fully automated honeypot software that provides insight into netowrk attacks so enterprises can detect, track and respond to sophisticated cybersecurity threats in real-time. RevBits deception solution detects and defends against attacks that other cybersecurity software would not reveal. RevBits Deception Technology tricks attackers into thinking they have infiltrated a real network and are gathering sensitive data and information. In reality, by entering these systems, attackers are allowing companies to learn more from them than they are learning from the system they think they have infiltrated.
With the growth of cyber attacks, it is vital that companies remain vigilant and proactive when it comes to cybersecurity. Deception software aims to learn about the types of attacks that hackers are deploying before businesses suffer from actual cyber attacks. In the past, these types of advanced security tactics were only accessible to high-level institutions, such as governments and financial institutions. Now, with RevBits next generation technologies, any business can be proactive with top-tier cybersecurity solutions.
RevBits Deception Technology is an easy to install and deploy deception solution software that uses actual servers and advanced automation to make it impossible for hackers to recognize they are fake. With RevBits Deception Technology, it’s easy to get an in-depth understanding of internal and external threats. Along with RevBits Deception Technology, RevBits experts send a report to system administrators to immediately alert them of the hackers presence, the information that was gathered and the next steps organizations need to take.