This leads them to the final battle in a place called Skyfall, which fans of Ian Fleming's books know as a very personal place for Bond. It's the final showdown and the final act of tactical cyberespionage in the film. However, would anyone ever really need to create a fake geosignal to make someone like Silva think that they're actually hiding from them?
Stirring reality: According to Wright you can create a computer network that looks legitimate to someone else but in reality uses its weakness for your own benefit.
"There's actually a term for this in the computer world called 'Honeypots'," he said. "When we were concerned about the financial sector, there was actually a project called the Honeypot project. It was a deception project where we created what appeared to be a bank front end, a Web-based front end where transactions were taking place."
By doing so, Wright and his team were able to see the latest techniques being used and which vulnerabilities cyberterrorists were willing to exploit. "We looked at how they went about scanning the system, what tools they used, and what vulnerabilities they went after."
Often, Wright would patch the most obvious vulnerabilities but leave esoteric ones unpatched, allowing hackers to exploit the system as he monitored their behavioral patterns. In the movie, Q explains that if he makes it too easy for Silva to find them, he'll know something is up. Likewise, if the signal is too hard to find, M could possibly remain in hiding.
"People tend to get comfortable using their own techniques, and they use the same approach over and over again," Wright explained. "You can get a profile of an attacker, determine if it was the same group doing something else, and see what methodology they're using."
Wright said it's a cat-and-mouse game, and "the old saying is that government has to be right 100%, but the bad guy has only got to be lucky once."
In the case of the latest film from the 50-year-old Bond franchise, it's safe to assume who comes out on top.