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Escape the Fake: Introducing Simulated Container-Escapes for Honeypots

Daniel Reti; Norman Becker
In: Hans Dieter Schotten; Bin Han (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Next Generation Networks and Applications. Workshop on Next Generation Networks and Applications (NGNA-2020), December 14-18, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Self-Published, 2020.


In the field of network security the concept of honeypots is well established in research as well as in production. Honeypots are used to imitate a legitimate target on the network and to raise an alert on any interaction. This does not only help learning about a breach, but also allows researchers to study the techniques of an attacker. With the rise of cloud computing, container based virtualization gained popularity for application deployment. This paper investigates the possibilities of container based honeypots and introduces the concept of simulating container escapes as a deception technique.