Deception as a Service

Partners: Penten Pty Ltd

Duration: 2 years – Commenced Nov 2019.

Funding: Cyber-Security CRC

This project aims to apply cutting edge machine learning and artificial intelligence to generate realistic computer systems and assets for the purposes of deceiving intruders who make their way into a system.

Penten is an Australian business that has developed AI tools that operate in this space, currently generating decoy documents, communications and Wi-Fi access points, amongst others. With Penten, this research will enable a wider range of deceptive assets, from fake users, through to web presence, and databases. As cyber threats increase in volume and sophistication, AI and machine learning offer an opportunity to assist overwhelmed human defenders and speed up decision making and response.

This is in addition to delivering more agile defences in a way that not previously possible.

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