SOURCE: Arbor Networks

April 16, 2007 09:00 ET

Arbor Networks to Speak on Malicious Javascript at CanSec West 2007 Conference

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 --

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

WHEN:        April 18, 2007

WHERE:       CanSec West 2007
             Marriott Renaissance Harbourside Hotel
             Vancouver, Canada

TOPIC:       "Reverse Engineering Malicious Javascript"

DESCRIPTION: Dr. Jose Nazario will address how Javascript has become
             a prominent vector for delivering a flood of Internet
             Explorer attacks and how there is no end in sight for
             malicious websites using Javascript to take control of a
             client's web browser and download malware.

             He will describe how Javascript is often thought to be a
             safe or a limited language, however, a growing number of
             malicious websites have learned how to leverage the full
             power of Javascript and Active X to their advantage. And
             how to dissect these malicious websites is often a mystery
             to researchers and security staff alike.

             Dr. Narizio will show how researchers can disassemble
             obfuscated websites and protect their networks, and will
             cover both simple examples, a variety of obfuscated examples,
             and show a wide range of tools that can be used to discover
             what these websites are up to.

Arbor Networks delivers 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.

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

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Annual conference held in Canada that focuses on newly emerging information security research, and topics such as auditing and penetration testing. The presenters are experienced security professionals at the vanguard of leading information security technology, as well as experienced instructors, who have prepared tutorials intended to help you stay abreast of the latest developments in this rapidly moving technological field. The best, and brightest, have assembled unique new material to help attendees maintain their technological leadership.

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