Honeypots, Deception, and Frankenstein presented at SourceBoston 2018

by Phillip Maddux,

Summary : This talk will provide a brief introduction honeypots, an overview of the cyber deception space, benefits and challenges of implementing deception as part of your cyber defense program. There should be more community discussion on the cyber deception space. I’ve had conversations with numerous organizations, and there is a consistent theme with their current thinking on deception. This talk aims to share these thoughts with the audience as well as hearing their feedback/thoughts/experience on deception. In addition, this talk will highlight the HoneyDB project, which enables anyone to get started with operating honeypot sensors and start collecting threat information. Finally, this presentation will describe how I built scalable honeypot sensor collection, employing what I call my “Frankenstein Cloud Architecture”, for minimal cost.