A staple of the System Administrators network security toolbox, honeypots can provide companies with unique benefits. For those who might not be familiar with the term, a honeypot is a computer system whose sole purpose is to be attacked, scanned or exploited. Why would one go through the trouble of willingly weakening a computer system? Do we not have enough issues keeping our systems secure in the first place? As valid as those questions might be, they entirely miss the point; for honeypots are amazing when it comes to observing an attacker's behavior, wasting their time, frustrating them and generally keeping them away from the systems and networks that we really care about. Any time an attacker spends interacting with a honeypot is time not spent attacking a real system.