Privacy issues of honeypots and honeynets

Honeypots increase our understanding of malicious activities in cyberspace but privacy issues need to be addressed

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Cybersecurity threats are continuously evolving. The study “Honeypots and honeynets: issues of privacy” outlines the concept of personal data protection in the European Union law and focuses on the issues of the purpose of data processing, the legal grounds for data processing, and the retention of data, and was published in EURASIP Journal on Information Security. Honeypots appear to be undefended servers, making them look “sweet” to approach and inviting hacking so as to collect information about the attacker; a honeynet can track the attacks and work to minimize their impact. In the paper, the researchers discuss privacy and personal data protection, along with the data collected by honeypots and honeynets, and outline the newly opened problems for future research. Also, the researchers discuss issues related to network monitoring. Open issues will need to be addressed, such as, the connection of IP addresses as personal data. Along with, international cooperation and cooperation with private and public authorities. Close discussions around the issue of cross-border transmission of data will need to be discussed at further length.


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