HoneyDrone - A Honeypot for Drone Systems

HoneyDrone – A Honeypot for Drone Systems

Master Thesis

Nowadays, the number and sophistication of cyberattacks is constantly increasing. To cope with this, security solutions such as Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) are considered a mandatory line of defense for any critical network. However, IDSs usually employ passive monitoring techniques. Honeypots emerged from the need for more active monitoring.

Honeypots are systems whose only value is to be probed, attacked and compromised. Their purpose is to attract malicious users, study their activities and, at the same time, reduce the attack surface of the monitored network. It is important to note that since honeypots do not feature any other purpose; by definition, any interaction with them is considered an attack. Thus, they do not exhibit false positives, i.e., all incoming traffic is considered malicious.

This thesis will propose a completely novel concept for honeypots.

Start: 15.07.2017

Ende: 13.02.2018


  • Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis (vasilomano(a-t)tk.tu-darmstadt.de)
  • Jörg Daubert

Forschungsgebiete: Telecooperation, CRISP, CROSSING, privacy-trust , – SPIN: Smart Protection in Infrastructures and Networks, S1