The Value of Honeypots

Contributed by Lance Spitzner

Chapter 4 of the book "Honeypots: Tracking Hackers" by Lance Spitzner.

Now that we have defined honeypots and how they work, we can attempt to establish their value. As mentioned earlier, unlike mechanisms such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, a honeypot does not address a specific problem. Instead, it is a tool that contributes to your overall security architecture. The value of honeypots, and the problems they help solve depend on how you build, deploy, and use them.

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