The Honeynet Project is a U.S. 501c3 non-profit security research organization dedicated to research, study and analyzis of Internet attacks created by Lance Spitzner in 1999. The hundreds Honeynet Project members in 40 countries contribute discovering new attacks ans creating security tools used by CSIRT/CERTs and business all around the world.
In addition to the development of Open Source honeypots deployed to lure attackers to better learn their tactics & tools, The Honeynet Project provide Forensic Challenge and holds an annual workshop partly open to public audience. This workshop presents the state of the art and trends of Internet security. Trainings are also proposed in visualization, big data applied to security events management, malicious documents analyzis or network security analysis.
The 2015 worskshop was held in Stavanger, Norway. Three members of CERT Sekoia were present, two of them being members of the Honeynet Project’s French Chapter. Dedicated to non-expert but security-concerned audience, the Briefings covered a large scope of current threats and present the latest detection and analysis solutions.
The Honeynet Project is also behind or is a partner of popular online security services like malwr.com and ShadowServer and tools like Cuckoo Sandbox. Some of the most popular honeypots like Dionea, Thug, Conpot or Glastopf, to mention just a few, are developped by Project’s members.
A large part of honeypots solutions presented by ENISA in their “Proactive Detection of Security Incidents – Honeypots” Guide are Honeynet Project’s tools.
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