About The Honeynet Project

The Honeynet Project is a leading international 501c3 non-profit security research organization, dedicated to investigating the latest attacks and developing open source security tools to improve Internet security. With Chapters around the world, our volunteers have contributed to fight against malware (such as Confickr), discovering new attacks and creating security tools used by businesses and government agencies all over the world. The organization continues to be on the cutting edge of security research by working to analyze the latest attacks and educating the public about threats to information systems across the world.
Founded in 1999, The Honeynet Project has contributed to fight against malware and malicious hacking attacks and has the leading security professional among members and alumni. Our mission reads “to learn the tools, tactics and motives involved in computer and network attacks, and share the lessons learned” with three main pillars:

About COSMIC-Labs

COSMIC-Labs is a non-profit security researchers/entusiast group with focus on network security, honeypots, intrusion detection and other related topics. COSMIC-Labs has its background in UNAM-Chapter, a research group that belongs to the UNAM’s Computer Emergency Response Team (UNAM-CERT), a remarkable academic organization based in Mexico City from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). After some member left UNAM-CERT, we decided to keep our involvement within The Honeynet Project. Thus, in 2016, COSMIC-Labs was born as COSMIC-Chapter.

As UNAM-Chapter, some of COSMIC-Labs members worked since 2007 with honeypot and intrusion detection technologies within the network infrastructure of UNAM. Now, as COSMIC-Chapter, we continue our participation through the research/development of tools and helping activities within The Honeynet Project (such as the Annual workshop)


  • Do a pro-active approach to computer security that let us to identify new attack trends and share this knowledge with the community.
  • Spread the knowledge, and the advantages of holding or participating with a great effort like the Honeynet Project.
  • Identify, analyze and learn from attacks, tools and new activity captured by the our sensors.
  • Share our knowledge and findings by means of a development of open source tools

Our activities

Research and development of:

  • Honeypot technologies
  • Network traffic analysis
  • IoT security research
  • Passive Network Audit techniques (asset identification and vulnerability discovery)
  • Darknets
  • Malware analysis