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.
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.