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
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
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.