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May 31 2018   6:26PM GMT

active defense

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An active defense is the use of offensive actions to outmaneuver an adversary and make an attack more difficult to carry out. Continued…

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“The concept of active defense is based on increasing the probability of an attacker making a mistake and revealing their presence within the network.” – Carolyn Crandall

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