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Honeypots and Its Deployment: A Review

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Emerging Trends in Expert Applications and Security

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Over the last few decades, there has been a tremendous study on the security of networks. The type of data that travels through these networks may contain malicious software, which could harm the systems in the network or affect the network as a whole. This could range from spreading malware to performing active attacks by sending malicious data packets on the networks. However, in the contemporary era of digital world, the information security has become a key area of concern at personal as well as organizational levels. Many methods and tools are used to provide the security in an information system. These methods include intrusion detection and prevention systems, encryption, firewalls, etc. In addition to these, honeypot systems are proposed as complementary structures. Honeypots can be used as traps to attract hackers and attackers in addition to provide support for detection and prevention of intrusions in the system concerned. How honeypots work, its types, and how the deployment of honeypots is done in a network are discussed in detail in this paper.

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Bhagat, N., Arora, B. (2019). Honeypots and Its Deployment: A Review. In: Rathore, V., Worring, M., Mishra, D., Joshi, A., Maheshwari, S. (eds) Emerging Trends in Expert Applications and Security. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 841. Springer, Singapore.

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