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The Honeynet Project is an international security research organization, "dedicated to investigating the latest attacks, developing open source security tools to improve Internet security and learning how hackers behave".
The Honeynet Project began in 1999 as a small mailing list of a group of people.
Over time, the group expanded and officially doubled itself as the Honeynet Project in June 2000.
The project includes dozens of active chapters around the world, including Brazil, Indonesia, Greece, India, Mexico, Iran, Australia, Ireland, and many in the United States.
The Honeynet Project focuses on three primary goals:
- Raise awareness of the existing threats on the Internet.
- Conduct research covering data analysis approaches, unique security tool development, and gathering data about attackers and malicious software they use.
- Provide the tools and techniques used by the Honeynet Project so that other organizations can benefit.
Research and development
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 research provides critical additional information, such as their motives in attacking, how they communicate, when they attack systems, and their actions after compromising a system. Such information is provided through Know Your Enemy whitepapers, The Project blog posts, and Scan of the Month / Forensic challenges.
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