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Help Net Security: Interview with Lance Spitzner

Nov 20, 2002, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Lance Spitzner is a geek who constantly plays with computers, especially network security.

"His passion is researching honeypot technologies and using them to learn more about the enemy.

"He is the founder of the Honeynet Project, moderator of the honeypot mailing list, co-author of 'Know Your Enemy', author of 'Honeypots: Tracking Hackers' and also author of several whitepapers. He works as a senior security architect for Sun Microsystems, Inc.

"How did you gain interest in honeypots?

"My lack of understanding about badguys. I had no idea how they broke into computers, what they did afterwards, or even 'who' they were. Honeypots were a great way to learn. Also, honeypots are very exciting because its a new field. I don't deal well with having to follow lots of rules. With honeypots, I get to make things up as I go, which I find to be lots of fun..."

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