• United States



by Shannon Macdonald

Pentagon Proposes Honey Pot Networks

Jul 05, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Two of the Pentagon’s leading technologists proposed using decoy, or honey pot, networks to deceive and reroute possible hackers from the Global Information Grid (GIG). The Washington Post reports that Army Col. Carl W. Hunt, technology director for the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations, and Doug Gardner, director of the applied technology unit of the joint task force, wrote a recent paper outlining ways to keep malicious intruders outside the GIG, the next-generation information technology architecture to be used by the military and intelligence agencies. However, critics say that while the phantom network idea has merit, it would be difficult for the Defense Department to achieve. Read more.