Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Advanced Persistent Threats: Calling The Hackers' Bluffs

In poker, the key to success is not just about the cards you hold; it's also about the cards you can make your opponent think you hold. Effective bluffing with a weak hand is a strategy that every card sharp learns to master in order to hold a psychological edge over the adversary, as an appearance of strength can provoke poor decision making. That kind of subterfuge has played out throughout the history of warfare, as well.

The Bible recounts the story of Gideon, who, with a Hebrew force of just 300 men, routed a force of over 100,000 thanks to a bold bluff. More recently, as the allied armies prepared to liberate Europe during World War II, General George Patton was given command of a "ghost army" that fooled the Germans into thinking the landings at Normandy were not Operation Overlord’s main invasion force, delaying reinforcements while the allies

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