Who Can Benefit From A Raspberry Pi Honeypot | Anomali

With all the different security options being introduced, how can you tell which solutions are right for you? Understanding the different types of threat intelligence tools is important, as is objectively assessing your own needs. Individuals and enterprises alike all need a system in place to detect and respond to hacking, malware, and other threats. Tools like the Raspberry Pi Honeypot can be used in multiples and in combination with other threat detection applications to achieve a sufficient and fungible cyber-security plan. Once you learn how different tools work, you can assess the specific offerings out there and go with what fits.

Honeypots are web environments set up to observe intruders. Hosting network locations that nobody will be legitimately using or an unused email address are low stakes assets which appear to be hackable assets to an outsider. By studying the means of access and the source of the traffic, we’re able to identify attackers to block their attempts and hopefully also bring them to justice. Identifying patterns in attack methods also informs the next progression in security tool development.

What makes a Raspberry Pi Honeypot different? It’s a relatively small entity to host on your network and easy to install. It’s built to work with other tools in the Modern Honey Network. MHN is an open-source framework that offers software code free to download and it’s Anomali’s biggest contribution to the security community to date.

The Raspberry Pi Honeypot is designed to stack easily along with other types of honeypots. When you host a honeypot, the data collected about suspicious activity on your network will be compared to the data collected by other users. By automatically factoring the source and nature of the traffic, the honeypot can indicate the presence of random virus attacks and targeted breaches. Some skill is necessary to configure the honeypots, but the cost of hosting and labor is minimal compared to what was available before open source solutions were introduced. The overall cost is negligible when you consider all the benefits. IT security will better respond to threats when they are detected early.

Any private person or company should feel responsible for protecting their data and that of others. Stakeholders whose private data is on your servers are at the mercy of your IT security team if you have one. Employees, customers, and family members all extend implied trust when they correspond with you via email or surrender data. Hackers can exploit your network and access priceless data like biographical info, images, medical history, financial account info, or creative works. Do your very best to uphold your commitment to privacy by leveraging the most powerful security tools you can afford.

If you have assets and don’t have a full time threat analysis team, consider an MHN like a Raspberry Pi Honeypot. Your bottom line benefits when you use open source and when you prevent costly events, your stakeholders’ privacy is protected, and your employees’ job security is preserved.

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