Deployment of Low Interaction Honeypots in University Campus Network

University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Informationsvetenskap, Data– och Elektroteknik (IDE); Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Informationsvetenskap, Data– och Elektroteknik (IDE); Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Informationsvetenskap, Data– och Elektrote

Abstract:

Large scale networks face daily thousands of network attacks. No matter the strength of the existing security defending mechanisms, these networks remain vulnerable, as new tools and techniques are being constantly developed by hackers. A new promising technology that lures the attackers in order to monitor their malicious activities and divulge their intentions is emerging with Virtual Honeypots. In the present thesis, we examine an extensive security mechanism based on three different open source low interaction honeypots. We implement this mechanism at our university campus network in an attempt to identify the potential threats and methods used against our network. The data gathered by our honeypots reveal valuable information regarding the types of attacks, the vulnerable network services within the network and the malicious activities launched by attackers.

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