SOURCE: Arbor Networks

January 09, 2007 08:30 ET

Arbor Networks Debuts Season Two of Its Podcast Series, "Secure the Core"

Season Two Follows Two Security Researchers on Their Journey Through the Black Hat Underworld

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- Arbor Networks, a provider of core-to-core network security and operational performance for global business networks, today announced the availability of Season Two of its successful "Secure the Core" podcast series. Season two is a 12-episode podcast series that provides a window into the darker side of network security where white hats are sometimes forced to turn a shade of grey. Season One of Arbor's "Secure the Core" dramatic podcast series premiered in April of 2006.

"Our 'Secure the Core' podcast series is intended to engage, in an entertaining way, a diverse audience of security and network operations professionals. At the same time, we draw parallels from the storyline to actual events, with expert roundtable discussions on how to protect your network from the latest security threats," said Danny McPherson, Arbor Networks chief research officer.

This second season of "Secure the Core" follows Will Jobbins and his younger brother Tim as they travel through the world of illegal hacking to clear their names of a cybercrime they did not commit. The brothers are members of the Grey Hat Society, a hyper-secret organization on the campus of a prestigious university, which recruits the best technical minds and grooms them to become security team members at Global Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. When Global Bank's network is hacked and all evidence points toward the Jobbins brothers, Will and Tim are forced underground to investigate the malicious black hat community in order to clear their names and catch the hacker who is truly responsible for the breach at Global Bank.

Each dramatic episode in Season Two is followed by a technical episode featuring commentary from Arbor Networks' security experts including Jon Arnold, product manager; Sunil James, product manager of Arbor's Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT); and Danny McPherson, chief research officer. These spokespersons explore topics such as vulnerability research, rootkits and honeypots. To complement the podcast content, additional information and technical reading materials will be available to download on a weekly basis.

To download or listen to episodes from Season Two of the "Secure the Core" podcast series visit:

About Arbor Networks:

Arbor Networks delivers core-to-core network security and operational performance for global business networks. Arbor's Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA) solutions are based on the Arbor Peakflow platform, providing real-time views of network activity enabling organizations to instantly protect against worms, DDoS attacks, insider misuse, and traffic and routing instability as well as segment and harden networks from future threats. Today, Arbor Networks' customer base is comprised of a broad range of service provider and enterprise customers within a variety of industries spanning the globe, demonstrating the depth and breadth of Arbor Networks' security expertise. All rely on the Arbor Peakflow platform to prevent costly downtime, enable network cleanup, and increase customer trust.

To learn more about Arbor Networks, please visit: To learn more about the Arbor Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) -- the company's security research arm -- please visit the ASERT blog:

Note to Editors: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, the Arbor Networks logo and "Secure the Core" are trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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