Honeynet guys have always been fighting the good fight: messing with the
hackers' heads, learning what they're doing, collecting their tools and
tricks, and sharing the knowledge with the rest of the good guys. It's one
thing to sit around and try to guess what the hackers are up to, but the
Honeynet Project just rolled up their sleeves and went on the offensive
in their own unique way. Never before has being a victim been so cool! This
book is a great resource for the serious information security professional
and the beginning practitioner alike."
--Marcus J. Ranum, Senior Scientist, TrueSecure Corp.
"The Honeynet Project is one of the best sources,
if not the best source, for information about current techniques and trends
in the blackhat community. They are also how-to experts in setting up
and gathering information--safely--about these attackers. The Honeynet
Project's ability and willingness to share cutting-edge information is
an immeasurable benefit to the security community."
"Know Your Enemy contains an incredible wealth of
information, including legal and sociological topics, that set it apart
from other security books. The scope of this book is broad, and while
no one book can teach people everything they need to know on such a topic,
this one covers the subject better than any other source I know. Know
Your Enemy will help security professionals with specific technical information,
and it will help more general readers better understand a topic they need
to learn about."
"This book will be an extremely useful tool in helping
a network security administrator or professional assemble the technical
tools needed to build, maintain, analyze, and learn from a honeynet within
their organization. Each technical chapter goes into great detail on commands,
log formats, configuration files, network design, etc. As a professional
working with many of these technologies on a daily basis, it is exciting
to see all of this information in one place. The knowledge and experience
of the authors in working with and developing honeynets has grown noticeably
since the first book was published. This is a very positive revision."
"With the drastic increase in the number of attacks,
it is important to have more people within the security industry studying
attacks and attackers' motives and sharing their results with the community.
This book begins by teaching users whether they should install a honeypot,
and then gives details and information about honeypots and how they can
"Know Your Enemy reveals truths about the blackhat
community and shows readers how to fight off attacks. The authors contribute
their own experiences and offer the curious reader a rainbow of ideas."
"The Honeynet Project has been blazing a trail and
providing a hard dose of reality that computer security needs. Get behind
the fantasy and learn what the hackers are really doing. This is great
For centuries, military organizations have relied on scouts to gather intelligence about the enemy. In the field of information security, few scouts have ever existed. Very few organizations today know who their enemies are, how they might attack, when they might attack, and, perhaps most important, why they attack.
If the blackhat community is the enemy, then the Honeynet Project is a most valuable ally. In this completely revised and greatly expanded follow-up to their groundbreaking book, Know Your Enemy, members of the Honeynet Project, the Alliance, and the community (including Lance Spitzner, Brian Carrier, Anton Chuvakin, Eric Cole, Yannis Corovesis, Max Kilger, and Rob Lee) provide an unrivaled "intelligence report" on those who use the Internet for destructive purposes. They also provide an in-depth guide to honeynets--high-interaction honeypots designed to capture extensive information on exactly how your enemies operate so you can protect your systems from them.
Inside, you'll find extensive information on:
Aimed at security professionals, but containing much information that is relevant for those with less technical backgrounds, this book teaches the technical skills needed to study and learn from a blackhat attack.
The accompanying CD-ROM includes documentation, configuration files, and techniques for deploying honeynets, as well as the logs, network captures, and disk images of numerous actual attacks.