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

Zakari, Abubakar, Ahmad Lawan, Abdulmalik and Bekaroo, Girish ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1753-4300 (2017) Towards improving the security of low-interaction honeypots: insights from a comparative analysis. Fleming, Peter, Vyas, Nalinaksh, Sanei, Saeid and Deb, Kalyanmoy, eds. Emerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering. In: ELECOM 2016, 25 -27 Nov 2016, Bagatelle, Mauritius. ISBN 9783319521701, pbk-ISBN 9783319848372. ISSN 1876-1100 [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52171-8_28)

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 416)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 29776
Notes on copyright: 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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Depositing User: Girish Bekaroo
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2020 17:45
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 05:55
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29776

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