“Deception solutions can provide high-fidelity early detection of hackers who are already inside the network.” — Peter Firstbrook, Neil MacDonald, Gartner
Use Case: Deception
As attacks and attackers grow continually sophisticated, so must the organizations attempting to navigate daily business while keeping their assets safe. In 2016, the industry was still referring to Deception as an “emerging technology.”
Today, as threats have evolved, organizations are realizing that a sound enterprise cybersecurity plan includes not only the usual detection and prevention solutions, but also technologies such as Deception, which give organizations an added edge in confronting cyber threats.
Identify Threats & Attackers Before They Strike:
The Cynet 360 Advanced Threat Detection and Response platform utilizes intelligent deception, issuing decoys which lure attackers into revealing their presence.
Decoy Files & Folders:
The Cynet 360 platform strategically places decoy files and folders in locations attackers are likely to access. The attacker’s interest in a decoy triggers pre-deployed traps, setting off alerts and putting in motion tracking mechanisms which provide a clear picture of attacker activity. Even if an attacker exfiltrates and opens a decoy file outside of the organizational network, an alert is sent, empowering IT security teams with an additional proactive prevention layer.
Decoy Servers, Services & Shares:
Decoy servers, services and shares can be planted throughout the organization, to lure attackers as they move laterally through the network. Once threats are identified, the Cynet platform enables easy isolation, investigation and response. The Cynet 360 platform allows the organizational security team to:
- Deploy decoys for specific groups of servers or workstations
- Lure attackers to an isolated environment for investigation
- Receive and react to highly accurate alerts, before damage is done
Fast, Easy Response & Remediation:
Once a threat is identified, the Cynet 360 platform provides IT security staff with the ability of fast manual or instant automatic remediation.
4 STEPS TO RISK RANKING
The Cynet security platform correlates and analyzes indicators across all fronts of the organization – networks, files, users and endpoints – to establish risk-ranking and hone in on previously unidentified threats.
Establishment of a Baseline
Cynet begins by collecting and then scanning indicators, assessing organizational traffic to define a baseline. These indicators are then used to establish a risk ranking, showing the severity of behavioral anomalies.
Correlation of Indicators
The risk rankings are established following the correlation of indicators across the 4 layers of protection – files, networks, users and endpoints. The indicators are filtered through Cynet’s correlation engine, which checks for anomalies including network configuration changes; suspicious changes in endpoints between scans; system file modifications; suspicious registry changes and other flag-raising activities. Decoys can also be applied for users, files and servers.
Vetting against Security Intelligence
Potential threats are then vetted against Cynet’s security intelligence module, where they are tested against dozens of anti-virus and anti-malware engines, threat reports and zero-day intelligence files. Threats identified as absolute threats are flagged and alerts issued.
Inspection for Behavior Analysis
Items still appearing suspicious but not yet determined threats are then put through a static and if needed dynamic (sandbox) inspection. Within the sandbox, the file is executed in the context of the original scenario from which the file was found, indicators are collected during and after execution, including binary files and dependencies, such as DLLs. With this information, malicious behavior can be detected, identifying even difficult to uncover threats.
Cynet – the Total Security Platform
Today organizations must protect and detect on multiple fronts – files, networks, endpoints and users. A comprehensive platform, in which each front is investigated as part of the whole – is essential to achieving true organizational security.
Cynet analyzes files for threats that bypass the security perimeter, infiltrating corporate systems and data files. Attackers piggy-back on the vulnerabilities they discover in files, or in the software that is used to create or open a file, using these weaknesses to insert malicious code into the system.
Cynet exposes attacks on the network such as malicious IP addresses and botnets, password-based attacks, modification of network and server configurations, Denial-of-Service attacks and man-in-the-middle and compromised key attacks. Resulting service outages from these threats result in downtime, lost productivity and brand damage.
Cynet tracks user activities to create a baseline of typical user scenarios including working hours, file access, server access and typical network traffic. User behavior is monitored to uncover anomalies which can hint at attacks geared toward Intellectual Property theft, sabotage of IT systems, fraud, espionage or accidental insider threats.
Cynet scans and monitors endpoints for indicators of compromise that circumvent prevention systems. The platform detects and remediates the spread of advanced malware, Ransomware and other signature-less threats on Windows and Linux endpoints, which are often the hidden doors for hackers looking to break into critical systems.