Active Defense & Deception , Application Security , Critical Infrastructure Security

Deception Technology: Making the Case

PacketViper's Don Gray on Practical Uses to Reduce Operational Burden
Deception Technology: Making the Case
Don Gray, PacketViper

Deception technology has emerged as a hot practice - but not one that is necessarily on every enterprise's budgeting radar. Don Gray, CTO of PacketViper, talks about the emergence of deception technology and how security leaders can make the case - and find the budget - for its usage.

Gray is focused on what he describes as in-line wire speed deception, which provides a greater depth on analysis on anomalous activity. "We're able to use the fact that somebody has hit a decoy to say that, at best, that person is unwanted, and at worst they are potentially future malicious traffic," Gray says.

In this interview, Gray discusses:

  • How deception technology is being deployed;
  • How to make the business case;
  • The industries that would benefit most from deception tech deployment.

As CTO for PacketViper, Gray leads the Security Engineering Team and is directly involved with Deception360 development, researching new threats, and is an overall information security expert. Gray is regularly quoted in the media as a security expert and has been a cybersecurity speaker at industry events including Gartner Security Summit, Forrester Security Forum and RSA. With over 20 years of high-level experience in technology services organizations, the security industry will remember Don Gray as the founder and CTO of the MSSP Vigilantminds out of Pittsburgh, PA. It was purchased by Solutionary in 2007 when Gray transitioned to chief security strategist and continued his successful career in managed security services. Prior to joining PacketViper, Gray was the VP of Product Marketing at NTT Security (formerly Solutionary) where he led a global team to integrate and develop product marketing across multiple NTT organizations.

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