Towards improving the security of low-interaction honeypots: insights from a comparative analysis

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Zakari, A., Lawan, A.A. and Bekaroo, G. 2017. Towards improving the security of low-interaction honeypots: insights from a comparative analysis. Fleming, P., Vyas, N., Sanei, S. and Deb, K. (ed.) ELECOM 2016. Bagatelle, Mauritius 25 - 27 Nov 2016 Springer. pp. 314-321 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52171-8_28
TypeConference paper
TitleTowards improving the security of low-interaction honeypots: insights from a comparative analysis
AuthorsZakari, A., Lawan, A.A. and Bekaroo, G.
Abstract

The recent increase in the number of security attacks by cyber-criminals on small businesses meant that security remained a concern for such organizations. In many such cases, detecting the attackers remained a challenge. A common tool to augment existing attack detection mechanisms within networks involves the use of honeypot systems. A fundamental feature of low-interaction honeypots is to be able to lure intruders, but the effectiveness of such systems has nevertheless been affected by various constraints. To be able to secure honeypots systems, it is important to firstly determine its requirements, before taking appropriate actions to ensure that the identified requirements have been achieved. This paper critically examines how existing low-interaction honeypot systems abide to major requirements before recommending how their security could be improved.

KeywordsLow-interaction honeypots; Deception in Depth (DiD); Deceptiveness; Intelligence; Robustness
ConferenceELECOM 2016
Page range314-321
Proceedings TitleEmerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering (ELECOM 2016), Bagatelle, Mauritius, November 25 -27, 2016
SeriesLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
EditorsFleming, P., Vyas, N., Sanei, S. and Deb, K.
ISSN1876-1100
Electronic1876-1119
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Hardcover9783319521701
Paperback9783319848372
Electronic9783319521718
PublisherSpringer
Publication dates
Online21 Jan 2017
Print01 Jan 2017
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Deposited29 Jun 2020
Accepted07 Aug 2016
Output statusPublished
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This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of a paper published in Emerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52171-8_28

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 416)

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