Virtual Honeypots: From Botnet Tracking to Intrusion Detection
by Niels Provos; Thorsten Holz
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Pub Date: July 16, 2007
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-33632-1
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-33632-3
Provos and Holz have written the book that the bad guys don't want you to read. This detailed and comprehensive look at honeypots provides step-by-step instructions on tripping up attackers and learning their tricks while lulling them into a false sense of security. Whether you are a practitioner, an educator, or a student, this book has a tremendous amount to offer. The underlying theory of honeypots is covered, but the majority of the text is a "how-to" guide on setting up honeypots, configuring them, and getting the most out of these traps, while keeping actual systems safe. Not since the invention of the firewall has a tool as useful as this provided security specialists with an edge in the never-ending arms race to secure computer systems. Virtual Honeypots is a must-read and belongs on the bookshelf of anyone who is serious about security.
'A power-packed resource of technical, insightful information that unveils the world of honeypots in front of the reader's eyes.'
—Lenny Zeltser, Information Security Practice Leader at Gemini Systems
'This is one of the must-read security books of the year.'
—Cyrus Peikari, CEO, Airscanner Mobile Security, author, security warrior
'This book clearly ranks as one of the most authoritative in the field of honeypots. It is comprehensive and well written. The authors provide us with an insider's look at virtual honeypots and even help us in setting up and understanding an otherwise very complex technology.'
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