About Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT)

In addition to world-class products, Arbor’s customers are also supported by a unique threat analysis research infrastructure called ATLAS, as well as Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), world-class security researchers and analysts.

Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) delivers world-class network security research and analysis for the benefit of today’s enterprise and network operators. ASERT engineers and researchers are part of an elite group of institutions that are referred to as ‘super remediators’ and represent the best in information security. ASERT has both visibility and remediation capabilities at nearly every tier one operator and a majority of service provider networks globally. ASERT shares operationally viable intelligence with hundreds of international Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and with thousands of network operators via in-band security content feeds. ASERT also operates the world’s largest distributed honeynet, actively monitoring Internet threats around the clock and around the globe via ATLAS®, Arbor’s global network of sensors: http://atlas.arbor.net.

On a daily basis, ASERT gathers malware samples from ATLAS and other sources, with a focus on seriously malicious and destructive campaigns. This could include Advanced Persistent Threats, geo-political campaigns, financial fraud, point of sale and DDoS. Malware samples are analyzed using a combination of automated and manual techniques, with all relevant data on each unique sample stored in a database with millions of such analyses. Information extracted from each analysis is cross-referenced within the database allowing campaigns, and other common features / infrastructure to be identified.
When a new campaign or DDoS attack vector is detected, an attack policy is created, distributed and installed inArbor’s products via the ATLAS Intelligence Feed.

This mission and the associated resources that Arbor Networks brings to bear to the problem of global Internet security is an impetus for innovation and research. To view the latest research, news, and trends from Arbor, ASERT and the information security community at large, visit our Threat Portal at https://www.arbornetworks.com/threats/.

Arbor Authors

  • ASERT team
  • Read more about Bill Cerveny
    Bill Cerveny is a Principal Software Quality Assurance Engineer at Arbor Networks, where he tests IPv6 and other network functionality in Peakflow/SP. Bill has been...
  • Read more about Curt Wilson
    Curt Wilson is a Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst with Arbor Networks in the Arbor Security Engineering Response Team (ASERT) and has been with Arbor Networks...
  • Read more about Dan Holden
    Dan Holden is the Director of ASERT, Arbor's Security Engineering and Response Team, where he leads one of the most well respected security research organizations...
  • Read more about Darren Anstee
    Darren Anstee has 20 years of experience in pre-sales, consultancy and support for telecom and security solutions. As Chief Security Technologist at Arbor Networks, Darren...
  • Read more about Dennis Schwarz
    Dennis Schwarz is a Research Analyst on Arbor's ASERT Team. His duties include analyzing emerging threats to Internet security, reverse engineering malicious code and communications...
  • Read more about Gary Sockrider
    Gary Sockrider is the Solutions Architect for the Americas. He seeks to understand and convey the constantly evolving threat landscape as well as the techniques...
  • Read more about Jason Jones
    Jason Jones is a security research analyst with the Arbor Networks' ASERT team. He spends most of his time reverse engineering malware and data-mining malware...
  • Read more about Jeff Edwards
    Jeff Edwards is a research analyst on Arbor's ASERT team. His duties include analyzing emerging threats to Internet security, reverse engineering malicious code and communications...
  • Read more about Matthew Bing
    Matthew Bing received his master’s in computer science from Grand Valley State University in 2000 where he studied intrusion detection and large-scale logging infrastructures. He...
  • Read more about Michael Baker
    Michael Baker is the Director of Advanced Development within the Arbor Network’s Office of the CTO. Michael is a technologist focused on information security and...
  • Read more about Neal Dennis
    Neal Dennis joined ASERT as a Threat Intelligence Analyst. For more than 13 years during his time prior to Arbor, he supported various military cyber...
  • Read more about Roland Dobbins
    Roland Dobbins is a Principal Engineer on Arbor’s ASERT Team. He has nearly 30 years of operational experience in the service provider (SP) and large...