We are the Australian Honeynet Project:
- Shaun Vlassis
- Ben Reardon @benreardon
- David Zielezna
Founded in Jan 2008, the Australian Honeynet Project supports the mission of understanding the tools, tactics and motives of those who represent a cyber threat. We share our findings with other security researchers and Law Enforcement authorities. We hope our activities will benefit Australian citizens who make legitimate use of the Internet. Our broad aim is to help make the Internet a safer place for end users.
Essentially the Australian Honeynet Project is a community based 'For Public Good' project, we currently have three core members who guide and maintain the project.
We also have 'contributors' who provide advice, intelligence, data and resources to the project. Contributors can participate for as long as they desire. We try to match contributor's skills and resources up with pieces of work we need done at the time.
Work on the project is done in our spare time and as private citizens. We do not receive wages or other payments for our work. We are not affiliated, guided by or indebted to any commercial or government entity - be they sponsors, contributors or employers. This is our most important ethos, because it allows us to maintain our independence to develop the project without outside pressures, and keep the public good as our primary concern.
We are a Chapter of the overarching Honeynet Project, whose details follow:
Founded in 1999, The Honeynet Project is an international, non-profit (501c3) research organization dedicated to improving the security of the Internet at no cost to the public. With Chapters around the world, our volunteers are firmly committed to the ideals of OpenSource. Our goal, simply put, is to make a difference. We accomplish this goal in the following three ways.
Awareness We raise awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities that exist in the Internet today. Many individuals and organizations do not realize they are a target, nor understand who is attacking them, how, or why. We provide this information so people can better understand they are a target, and understand the basic measures they can take to mitigate these threats. This information is provided through our Know Your Enemy series of papers.
Information For those who are already aware and concerned, we provide details to better secure and defend your resources. Historically, information about attackers has been limited to the tools they use. We provide critical additional information, such as their motives in attacking, how they communicate, when they attack systems and their actions after compromising a system. We provide this service through our Know Your Enemy whitepapers and our Scan of the Month challenges.
Tools For organizations interested in continuing their own research about cyber threats, we provide the tools and techniques we have developed. We provide these through our Tools Site.
Primary Contact Information
1163 E. Ogden Ave,
Suite 705-174 Naperville,
IL 60563 USA
Voice & Fax: +1.630.596.4470
Email: [email protected]
Our Board Of Directors
Max Kilger - Jan, 2010
Ralph Logan - Jan, 2010
Lance Spitzner - Jan, 2010
Camilo Viecco - Jan, 2011
Ron Dodge - Jan, 2011
Christian Seifert - Jan, 2012
David Watson - Jan, 2012
Chief Executive Officer - Lance Spitzner
Chief Communications Officer - Lance Spitzner
Chief Ethics and Legal Officer - Camio Viecco
Chief Membership Officer -Max Kilger
Chief Financial Officer - Ron Dodge
Chief Research Officer - David Watson