Stories by John Harrison

  • Honeypots: The sweet spot in network security

    The role of decoy-based intrusion-detection technology, or "honeypots," is evolving. Once used primarily by researchers as a way to attract hackers to a network system in order to study their movements and behavior, honeypots are now beginning to play an important part in enterprise security. Indeed, by providing early detection of unauthorized network activity, honeypots are proving more useful to IT security professionals than ever.