Podcast plays out security drama


Podcast plays out security drama

Tash Shifrin

Network security firm Arbor Networks is producing a podcast drama series aimed at getting business and IT professionals to take security seriously.

Two pilot episodes of the 12-part series, Secure the Core, were aired over the internet earlier this week, in what is believed to be the first ever technology-focused podcast drama.

The weekly episodes aim to bring to life the impact of network security threats on businesses and feature expert commentary from Arbor.

The series centres on CSTF Financial, a credit card company that receives an e-mail demanding $5m in return for regaining control of its network. When the company dismisses the threat as a hoax, its network begins to fall apart piece by piece, and the race to nail the hacker and rescue the company's IT infrastructure begins.

A new three- to four-minute episode will be released every Tuesday.

Tina Stewart, vice-president of marketing at Arbor Networks, said, “Our Secure the Core podcast series is intended to engage a diverse audience, including decisionmakers and technologists among service provider and enterprise markets, in an entertaining way, while at the same time conveying practical, expert commentary and information that will help them best protect their networks from external and internal threats.”

To listen in to Secure the Core, visit

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