Honeypots Explained: In the Wild and in SecOps

A honeypot is a computer configured to be vulnerable in an attempt to log and study unauthorized interactions. Because Internet-facing systems are subject to constant automated attacks, it is important to be aware that any port open to the internet provides a bridge for outside parties to interact with your system. When we leave our honeypots out, we are mimicking signs of vulnerable systems hoping attackers come in and try to execute on their attacks. Think about that next time you’re looking at vulnerability reports. 🙇

Honeypot Uses