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About The Honeynet Project

The Honeynet Project is a leading international 501c3 non-profit security research organization, dedicated to investigating the latest attacks and developing open source security tools to improve Internet security. With Chapters around the world, our volunteers have contributed to fight against malware (such as Confickr), discovering new attacks and creating security tools used by businesses and government agencies all over the world. The organization continues to be on the cutting edge of security research by working to analyze the latest attacks and educating the public about threats to information systems across the world.
Founded in 1999, The Honeynet Project has contributed to fight against malware and malicious hacking attacks and has the leading security professional among members and alumni. Our mission reads “to learn the tools, tactics and motives involved in computer and network attacks, and share the lessons learned” with three main pillars:

About UNAM-Chapter

The UNAM Honeynet Project is a non-profit security researchers group, dedicated to the security and honeypot research that belongs to the UNAM’s Computer Emergency Response Team (UNAM-CERT).
We have been working since 2002 with honeypot technology within our university network, since then we have studied the tactics and motives of the Black Hat community involved in security incidents within our network.

UNAM-CERT participates in The Honeynet Project as UNAM-Chapter

Goals

  • Do a pro-active approach to computer security that let us to identify new attack trends and share this knowledge with the community.
  • Spread the knowledge, and the advantages of holding or participating with a great effort like the Honeynet Project.
  • Identify, analyze and learn from attacks, tools and new activity captured by the our sensors.
  • Provide training to Mexican organizations being interested in the way they could improve the security on their sites against cyber attacks.
  • Share our knowledge and findings by means of a training program for students in Mexico, in order to promote the use of this technology to face the lack of information about new real-world attacks.
  • Do a practical approach in the incident handling task managed by the UNAM-CERT within the University.
  • Stimulate Honeypot research within our university to improve the tools and tactics used not only by us but also by other security teams.

Our activities

Research and development of:

  • Honeypot technologies
  • Network traffic analysis
  • Darknets
  • Malware analysis