The Honeynet Project is an international non-profit (501c3) research organisation dedicated to investigating the latest attacks and developing open source security tools to improve Internet security. With Chapters around the world, volunteers of the project have contributed to fight against malware (e.g. Conflicker), discovering new attacks and creating security tools used by business and government agencies all over the world. The organisation continues to be on the cutting edge of security research by working to analyse the latest attacks and educating the public about threats to information systems across the world.
To learn the tools, tactics and motives involved in computer and network attacks, and share the lessons learned.
The Project’s 3 main pillars
(1) Research – The Honeynet Project volunteers collaborate on security research efforts covering data analysis approaches, unique security tool development and gathering data about attackers and malicious software they use. The project provide critical information, e.g. attackers’ motives, how they communicate, when they attack systems and their actions after compromising a system.
(2) Awareness – The Honeynet Project members engage the broader security community and educate the public about threats to systems and information. The project raise awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities that exist on the Internet today. This information is provided so people can better understand they are a target, and understand the basic measures they can take to mitigate these threats as well as better handle advanced threats that slip through the defences.
(3) Tools – The Honeynet Project engages broader security community via Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and other efforts to expand security tool development. For organisations interested in continuing their own research about cyber threats, the project provides the tools and techniques that were developed by the project.
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