An open source cyberattack tracking tool released called Hone

William Jackson | Government Computer News | April 18, 2012

Researchers at an Energy Department lab have released an open-source tool called Hone to spot the source of malicious activity inside the enterprise more quickly. Glenn Fink, a computer scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, invented Hone to help pinpoint compromises.

“It can trace every packet of every application and process to each socket it connects to,” he said. By tracing malicious traffic to the application that originated it, administrators can identify the source of a compromise more quickly.