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About the Project

Founded in 1999, The Honeynet Project is an international, non-profit (501c3) research organization dedicated to improving the security of the Internet at no cost to the public. With Chapters around the world, our volunteers are firmly committed to the ideals of OpenSource. Our goal, simply put, is to make a difference. We accomplish this goal in the following three ways.

We raise awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities that exist in the Internet today. Many individuals and organizations do not realize they are a target, nor understand who is attacking them, how, or why. We provide this information so people can better understand they are a target, and understand the basic measures they can take to mitigate these threats. This information is provided through our Know Your Enemy series of papers.

For those who are already aware and concerned, we provide details to better secure and defend your resources. Historically, information about attackers has been limited to the tools they use. We provide critical additional information, such as their motives in attacking, how they communicate, when they attack systems and their actions after compromising a system. We provide this service through our Know Your Enemy whitepapers and our Scan of the Month challenges.

For organizations interested in continuing their own research about cyber threats, we provide the tools and techniques we have developed. We provide these through our Tools Site.

Primary Contact Information

1163 E. Ogden Ave, Suite 705-174
Naperville, IL 60563 USA
Voice & Fax: +1.630.596.4470
Email: [email protected]

Additional information on the Honeynet Project:

Organizational Bylaws
Honeynet Project Chapters and Full Members
Project Frequently Asked Questions
Short Video Explaning Honeypots (Quicktime, 45MB)

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