A honeypot is a cybersecurity technique whereby a server is set up (or many servers, which is then referred to as a "Honeynet"), to entice criminals to attack it.  The honeypot ideally looks like a legitimate target, but has intentionally built-in vulnerabilities, to attract the hackers. The purpose of setting up a honeypot is to learn how the attackers approach the vulnerabilities and also to divert the criminals from actual high-value assets.


A hunter, or cyber threat hunter, is an information security professional, who seeks/hunts to identify, contain and remediate anomalies and cyber threats inside a network.