Fox is out with a trailer for its upcoming comedy series, "Breaking In," starring Christian Slater, about a team of brainiacs that makes its money by testing office security systems for weaknesses. The TV twist is that the cyber sleuths also are hackers.
The network describes the show as "a half-hour workplace comedy about a high-tech security firm that takes extreme -- and often questionable -- measures to sell their protection services." The fictional firm, Contra Security, "gives clients a sense of security by first ripping it away."
Slater, who last appeared on the canceled show "The Forgotten," plays the enterprise's leader, Oz. The series debuts April 6.
The episodes may unintentionally assist the government's ongoing effort to raise public awareness about online threats -- if the show lasts.
Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems. She’s covered technology for more than a decade at such publications as National Journal's Technology Daily, Federal Computer Week and Forbes. Before joining Government Executive, Sternstein covered agriculture and derivatives trading for Congressional Quarterly. She’s been a guest commentator on C-SPAN, MSNBC, WAMU and Federal News Radio. Sternstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.