Tricking computer hackers to protect real assets
The new digitisation era envisages a world where all electronic devices are part of a single network known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Along with economic and social opportunities, IoT also creates new cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Protection against hackers is vital. The EU-funded D-FENCE project is developing a solution that deceives hackers by creating decoys – false endpoints (PCs, servers) that mimic real assets, and lures them away from real production systems. Also, an alarm is immediately set off so hackers are rapidly detected and a counter-attack launched. This defence and counterattack technology will protect companies and save them millions of euros in damages.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security
- /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
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