Dynamic Honeypot Construction

Author:
Christopher Hecker, Kara L. Nance, Brian Hay
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175.31 kB
Date:
01 July 2006
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System security personnel fight a seemingly unending battle to secure their digital assets against an ever-increasing onslaught of attacks. Honeypots provide a valuable tool to collect information about the behaviors of attackers in order to design and implement better defenses, but most current configurations are static setups consisting of either low interaction or high-interaction environments. Although static honeypots help address this issue, the ability to construct dynamic honeypots easily would enable security personnel to identify potential security vulnerabilities in the attempt to build better defenses. This research effort describes a method to automatically and dynamically configure honeypots based on the results of network scans.

Dynamic Honeypot Construction