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reality, causing the target to act in a way that benefits the deceiver is defined as deception. In every deception both simulation and dissimulation can be found whether it is explicit or implicit. From the attackers perspective, incorrect information along with the increasing complexity has been a mixed blessing. Masking is one of the forms of deception commonly used techniques. Masking basically deals with the method that prevents the attackers from observing
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Assignment 2 Turnitin - Unit 6 information about the system. Masking limits the publication of information about the system. Also masking hides the information within a cover medium. Repackaging is another forms of deception. This technology hides systems information by making it appear to be something that is of no interest to attackers. Decoying is one of the used technologies of deception. In this form a diversion occurs which leads the attackers away from the action, which has possibility severe damages. Mimicking is also major technology in the deception. Mimicking helps in the creating the appearance which can result of an attacker’s malicious action. Some forms of deception for defense against the cyber attacks have been implemented on enterprise systems. Unfortunately the role of deception is rarely explicitly acknowledged and thus opportunities for defensive deception may be missed. Thus it is the most important to recognize that even authorized member can become attack group members when their actions on the system go beyond which might be inadvertently or intentionally. Reference: Williams, B. K., & Sawyer, S. C. (2015). Using information technology: A practical introduction to computers & communication (11th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. - honeypot_x.htm
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