HoneyMonkeys is a way to detect security exploits.  The referenced article is aging, having been written in 2010, but it gives a solid overall view of how to find Web Threats.  Certainly this article should not be viewed as the latest technology, but if you are looking for a paper subject and need a bunch of references then this is an excellent article.

http://aka.ms/beu5xw

With the use of Cloud based computing threats need to be dealt with rapidly and proactively.  The Honey Monkey is a way to handle the search for malicious web sites.