Leader in Deception Technology Illusive Networks Names Mandiant VP Charles Carmakal as Board Advisor
New York, NY and Tel Aviv, Israel – November 20, 2017– Illusive Networks, the leader in deception-based cybersecurity, today announced the appointment of Charles Carmakal, a Mandiant Vice President, as an Advisor, sharing his insight and expertise with identifying and combating advanced threat actors.
Carmakal is a seasoned security leader with extensive experience managing complex incident response and offensive red team engagements both at Mandiant, FireEye’s consulting business, and previously at PwC. He is a recognized thought leader with a deep understanding of the tactics, techniques, and procedures employed by hacktivists, organized criminals, and state-sponsored threat actors. Carmakal has a successful track record of helping his clients minimize their information security risk and comply with industry security standards.
With Carmakal’s appointment, Illusive Networks will continue to enhance its leading proactive technology to defend against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT).
“With its deception technology, Illusive Networks has pioneered a solution that proactively mitigates the risk and minimizes the impact of attacks,” says Charles Carmakal. “By planting convincing and realistic deceptions throughout an environment, Illusive Networks adds a significant layer of defense that addresses an evolving threat landscape that is becoming increasingly disruptive to businesses.
“Charles possesses an in-depth understanding of advanced attackers at every stage of their lifecycle, from reconnaissance to data theft or system destruction,” said Ofer Israeli, CEO of Illusive Networks.
“This invaluable insight will no doubt be extremely beneficial to our R&D and product teams, ensuring our technology offerings remain at the forefront. We’re delighted to have him onboard.”
Illusive Networks is deployed across dozens of leading financial institutions, healthcare and insurance providers, retailers, energy and telecommunications companies in the United States, EMEA and APAC. Its award-winning, agentless, distributed deception platform blankets a company’s entire network with information that deceives attackers. Deceptions are placed on every endpoint and server to mimic application, data, network and system components that an attacker would use to further attack efforts.
Automatically generated and AI-driven, Illusive Networks’ deceptions are tailor-made for the customer’s environment to appear realistic and authentic to attackers. As soon as attackers attempt to use the deceptive data, Illusive detects and alerts enterprise security teams, providing real-time, contextual forensic data from the source host that enable informed, targeted and timely incident response operations.