SOURCE: Arbor Networks

February 26, 2007 10:28 ET

Arbor Networks to Speak on Botnet Threats at Black Hat Federal

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 --


Dr. Jose Nazario, senior software and security engineer, Arbor Networks


February 28, 2007
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. EST
Sheraton Crystal City
Washington, DC

Botnet Tracking: Tools, Techniques, and Lessons Learned


Dr. Jose Nazario will address botnets and how today's most dangerous cyber criminals are willing to pay into the thousands of dollars for programs that grant them access to personal information such as tax, patent, or military info.

He will describe the structure of botnets; how bots have historically created the opportunity to perform direct measurements and observation; and how, in the past, various approaches such as honeypots, infected hosts and normal IRC clients have been used successfully to track bots.

Dr. Nazario will also address how the pace or migration of botnets from IRC has increased with many botnets moving to a web-based model. Moving forward, instead of a persistent IRC connection, these bots will make a periodic poll to a web server for new commands and updates.

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 which enable organizations to instantly protect against worms, DDoS attacks, insider misuse, and traffic and routing instability, as well as to 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 the company's 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: To learn more about the Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) Initiative -- please visit

Note to Editors: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ATLAS and the Arbor Networks logo are trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brands may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


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