What Are Honeypots?
What Are Honeynets?
How Honeypots Work
Honeypots deliberately incorporate security vulnerabilities like weak passwords and software flaws. Mirroring authentic systems, honeypots mimic organizations’ billing systems, operating systems holding seemingly sensitive data, web applications, and other common targets.
Gathering substantial evidence of attacks, honeypots reveal tactical insights, such as indicators of compromise, intrusion techniques, lateral movement sequences, details of attacker tools, and more. This information’s comprehensive analysis enables organizations to enhance their security defenses proactively.
There are three types of honeypots:
1. Email Honeypot
2. Malware Honeypot
3. Database Honeypot
How Honeynets Work
2. Network Simulation
3. Decoy Data
4. Tracking and Logging
Benefits of Honeypots and Honeynets
Both honeypots and honeynets provide organizations with a range of valuable benefits, including:
- Insights into threat actors’ tactics
- Enhanced threat intelligence
- Controlled environments for studying attacks
- Identification of system vulnerabilities
- Diversion of attacks from legitimate systems
- Improved incident response and defense strategies