Fidelis Cybersecurity, a leader in automated detection and response, has announced its participation in GISEC 2018, which will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre next month.
Building on the capabilities of Fidelis Elevate, an automated detection and response (ADR) solution which was launched in the Middle East at GITEX 2017, Fidelis Cybersecurity will demonstrate how regional organisations can leverage a modern deception defence that extends visibility and detection deep into the network, learns new attacker techniques and better defends organisations’ critical data assets.
Making the case for deception technologies, Roland Daccache, Senior Regional Sales Engineer, MENA at Fidelis Cybersecurity, said: “Regardless of the techniques – behavioural, signature-based, machine learning – used by traditional security stack solutions like anti-virus (AV), next-gen firewall (NGFW) and sandbox, attackers and advanced malware are slipping through the cracks.”
“The need for better detection and response is creating new opportunities for security stack automation, integration, consolidation and orchestration, while also driving the emergence of new segments like deception – the use of decoys, traps and lures.
“An active deception defence, recently identified by Gartner as a top security technology, is emerging as a very powerful post-breach defence that blends within the customer infrastructure and provides very accurate high-fidelity alerts on any suspicious movement in the network, whether from an insider, or a determined outsider.”
Fidelis Deception goes a step further and creates evidence of credentials and connections from ‘breadcrumbs’ throughout the network, which are irresistible to attackers.
This data both leads attackers toward the persuasive decoy network while simultaneously creating validated threat intelligence that includes devices, data, and behaviour, all designed to turn the tables on the attackers. They pursue the lures, so security professionals can detect, learn and defend.
To highlight the value of deception, the Fidelis research team recently conducted a Capture the Flag (CTF) challenge, in which 50 professional hackers and security experts used their knowledge and skills to try to extract a pre-defined piece of data and stay undetected.
Among the key findings from the research, 100% of attackers were detected using one or more of the deception mechanisms planted. In terms of mechanisms, 66% of the attackers were lured to and detected by decoys while the rest were detected by other deception mechanisms such as data traps and beacon traps.
Daccache added: “I firmly believe that our intelligent, automated deception solution offers a unique value proposition for Middle East organisations – enabling security operations teams to work with exceptional effectiveness and efficiency and stay one step ahead of the attackers, by moving from alerts to conclusions.
“As one of the only cybersecurity-focused events in the region, GISEC offers us a wonderful platform to meet with select prospects, our valued channel partners and industry peers and I look forward to sharing our latest technology and expertise with the Middle East cybersecurity community.”
Fidelis Cybersecurity can be found at stand B4 where they will be participating with their channel partner Credence Security.
GISEC 2018 will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from May 1 to May 3.